Key Terms for Exam 2

 

Chapter 3: Brain and Behavior

 

Neuron

Glial Cells

Myelin Sheath

Axon

Dendrites

Receptor Sites

Neurotransmitters

Acetylcholine

Agonist

Antagonist

Monoamines

Endorphins

Reuptake

Peripheral Nervous System

Central Nervous System

Autonomic versus Somatic

Afferent versus Efferent Nerve Fibers

Parasympathetic versus Sympathetic

Brain Anatomy (Hindbrain, Midbrain, Forebrain)

Cerebellum

Medulla

Pons

Lobes of the Cerebrum

Cerebral Cortex

Thalamus

Hippocampus

Amygdala

Limbic System

Hypothalamus

Corpus Callosum

Cerebral Laterality/ Split Brain Research

MRI

EEG

PET Scan

Ct Scan

Lesioning

Electrical Stimulation of the Brain

 

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

 

Sensation

Perception

Absolute Thresh holds

Eye Structure

Cornea

Lens

Iris

Pupil

Retina

Cones

Rods

Fovea

Optic Disk/Blind Spot

Nearsightedness

Farsightedness

Density of Cones/Rods

Color Perception

Trichromatic Theory of Color Vision

Opponent Process Theory of Color Vision