Concepts of Learning: Conditioning, Reinforcement

September 18, 2012
Psychology

Concepts of Learning: Conditioning, Reinforcement     Classical Conditioning   Concepts Responses Unconditioned stimulus (UCS): naturally induces a response Unconditioned …Read the Rest

Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Hypnosis, and Meditation

September 16, 2012
Brain

Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Hypnosis, and Meditation     Circadian Rhythm   Relevant Brain Structures Locations Influences Pineal gland Close to …Read the Rest

Perception: Concepts and Theories

September 13, 2012
Brain

Perception: Concepts and Theories     Perception: A complex process begins in the brain   Perceptual set: A “frame of …Read the Rest

The Eight Senses: Touch, Pain, Balance and Kinesthesis

September 8, 2012
Brain

The Eight Senses: Touch, Pain, Balance and Kinesthesis     Types Physical stimulus Equipment Sub-Structures Roles of the Brain Theories …Read the Rest

The Eight Senses: Smell and Taste

September 7, 2012
Brain

The Eight Senses: Smell and Taste     Types Physical stimulus Equipment Sub-Structures Role of the Brain Theories Olfaction (smell) …Read the Rest

The Eight Senses: Hearing

September 6, 2012
Brain

The Eight Senses: Hearing     Types Physical Stimulus Equipment The Role of the Brain Theories Hearing Sound waves (air …Read the Rest

The Eight Senses: Vision

September 5, 2012
Brain

The Eight Senses: Vision     Types Physical stimulus Equipments Sub-Structures Role of the Brain Theories Vision Light waves (the …Read the Rest

Concepts about Sensations

September 4, 2012
Psychology

Concepts about Sensations   Concepts Explanations Sub-concepts/Examples Explanations Sensation Detection and translation of physical stimulus (sound, light, texture, flavor, etc.) …Read the Rest

Structures and Functions of the Brain

September 3, 2012
Brain

Brain Structures and Functions     Main Structures Locations Substructures Subdivisions/Features Functions Brain stem The lowest area of the brain, …Read the Rest

Brain Imaging Techniques

September 2, 2012
Nervous System

Brain Imaging Techniques   Imaging Techniques Materials Mechanisms Applications CAT (computerized axial tomography) X-ray pictures taken around the patient Computer-reconstructed …Read the Rest

Functions of Neurotransmitters

September 1, 2012
Nervous System

Functions of Neurotransmitters   Neurotransmitters Functions Disorders from insufficiency Disorders from oversupply Acetylcholine Memory; muscle movement (contraction) Alzheimer’s disease, dementia …Read the Rest

Central Nervous System Communication: Neurons and Glia

August 31, 2012
Nervous System

Central Nervous System Communication: Neurons and Glia   Cells/structures Types Functions Features Neurons Sensory neurons Transform physical energy -> sense …Read the Rest

Central Nervous System (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS): Structures and Functions

August 30, 2012
Nervous System

Central nervous system (CNS) Main structures Protective structures Functioning structures Connection structures The brain (<-> cranial nerves), spinal cord ( …Read the Rest

The Endocrine System: Hormone Categories

August 28, 2012
Endocrine System

The Endocrine System: Hormone Categories   Hormones Category Functions Examples Steroids From cholesterol Growth, sexual, reproductive functions; tissue healing Muscle-building …Read the Rest

Behavioral Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology

August 27, 2012
Mind-Body

Behavioral Genetics Methods   Methods Study models Characteristics Research focus Core concepts/notes Twin studies Monozygotic/identical twins Identical genotypes; shared environment …Read the Rest

The History and Branches of Psychology with Early Timelines

August 26, 2012
Mind-Body

Branches  Focus Methods Founders/Pioneers Time Contributions Structuralism Experimental psychology   William Wundt 1879 Established the first psychology lab The basis …Read the Rest

The Database of Cytokine Receptors: L – P

August 7, 2012
Cytokines

Symbol Other Symbols Name Other Names Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions LIFR SWS; SJS2; …Read the Rest

The Database of Cytokine Receptors: I

August 7, 2012
Cytokines

Symbol Other Symbols Name Other Names Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions IFNAR1 AVP; IFRC; …Read the Rest

The Database of Cytokine Receptors: C

August 7, 2012
Cytokines

Symbol Other Symbols Name Other Names Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions CCR2   chemokine …Read the Rest

The Cytokine Database: T – X

August 5, 2012
Cytokines

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions TNFRSF11B OPG; TR1; OCIF; …Read the Rest

The Cytokine Database: O – S

August 5, 2012
Cytokines

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways OSM MGC20461 ONCOSTATIN M NCBI …Read the Rest

The Cytokine Database: M – N

August 5, 2012
Cytokines

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions MDK MK; NEGF2; FLJ27379 …Read the Rest

The Cytokine Database: ISG – L

August 5, 2012
Cytokines

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways ISG15 G1P2; IP17; UCRP; IFI15; …Read the Rest

The Cytokine Database: Interleukins

August 5, 2012
Cytokines

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions IL1A IL1; IL-1A; IL1F1; …Read the Rest

The Cytokine Database: Interferons

August 5, 2012
Cytokines

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions IFNA1 IFL; IFN; IFNA@; …Read the Rest

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