Anatomy of a Neuron + Neurons in More Detail : a video and document that give an overview…

In lecture last week, we introduced the brain. These readings will provide important terminology we’ll use throughout the semester. 1. Anatomy of a Neuron + Neurons in More Detail : a video and document that give an overview of the neuron – a cell that is involved in every thought, feeling, and behavior. Define key features of the central vs. peripheral nervous system; dendrite; cell body (soma); axon; myelin sheath; and synapse. 2. Overview of Brain Regions and Methodology : Focus on the definition and key ideas for these terms : brainstem, cerebellum, cerebral hemispheres and the four lobes (the occipital, temporal, parietal, and frontal lobes); consequences of having a “split-brain”; gray vs. white matter; methods of measuring brain activation (e.g., dissection; PET; fMRI; EEG) and methods for brain disruption (lesions vs. TMS). a. [OPTIONAL] Phineas Gage : A case that demonstrates how the brain shapes human behavior. b. [OPTIONAL] Headless Chicken : WARNING – graphic images of a chicken with no head. 3. Drugs and the Brain (Popular Press Article) : Read this example of an experiment conducted to measure the effects of taking a drug on the brain. 4. Drugs and the Brain (Scientific Article) : Finally, scan through the original research article about drugs and the brain. You DO NOT need to understand everything in the article! Just do a quick scan.
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Reading Notes | Introduction to Psychology | A.D. Catterson Brains In lecture last week, we introduced the brain. These readings will provide important terminology we’ll use throughout the semester. 1. Anatomy of a Neuron ? ? + N? eurons in More Detail ? : a video and document that give an overview of the neuron – a cell that is involved in every thought, feeling, and behavior. Define key features of the central vs. peripheral nervous system; dendrite; cell body (soma); axon; myelin sheath; and synapse. 2. Overview of Brain Regions and Methodology ? : ? Focus on the definition and key ideas for these terms : brainstem, cerebellum, cerebral hemispheres and the four lobes (the occipital, temporal, parietal, and frontal lobes); consequences of having a “split-brain”; gray vs. white matter; methods of measuring brain activation (e.g., dissection; PET; fMRI; EEG) and methods for brain disruption (lesions vs. TMS). a. [OPTIONAL] ?Phineas Gage ? : A case that demonstrates how the brain shapes human behavior. b. [OPTIONAL] H? eadless Chicken ? : WARNING – graphic images of a chicken with no head. 3. Drugs and the Brain (Popular Press Article) ? : ? Read this example of an experiment conducted to measure the effects of taking a drug on the brain. 4. Drugs and the Brain (Scientific Article) ? : Finally, scan through the original research article about drugs and the brain. You DO NOT need to understand everything in the article! Just do a quick scan. Reading Response : U? se these readings to answer the following questions. Please number your responses to help and ensure you get full credit! 1. How was this study on LSD and the brain an example of an experiment? Make sure to identify what the manipulation was (what were the treatment and control conditions), and how the experiment was double-blind. 2. What’s one important detail you learned from the scientific article that w? asn’t covered ?in the popular press article (on LSD and…

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