Biological Psychology Quiz

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Quiz on biopsychology covering the ff:Biological Psychology: Scope and OutlookFunctional Neuroanatomy: The Nervous System and BehaviorNeurophysiology: The Generation, Transmission, and Integration of Neural SignalsThe Chemical Bases of Behavior: Neurotransmitters and NeuropharmacologyHormones and the Brain

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  • 1. 
    The field of study concerned with the ways in which nervous system activity manifests in behavior. 
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      Biological psychology

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      Behavioral neuroscience

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    The three protective sheets of tissue—dura mater, pia mater, and arachnoid—that surround the brain and spinal cord.

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    A bundle of axons found within the central nervous system.
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    The outer covering of the cerebral hemispherE
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      Cerebral cortex

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    The mechanism/s that make the movement of substances from capillaries into brain cells more difficult than exchanges in other body organs.

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    The belief that bumps on the skull reflect enlargements of brain regions responsible for certain behavioral faculties.

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    The ability of the nervous system to change in response to experience or the environment.

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    Complexly shaped lateral portion of the ventricular system within each hemisphere of the brain.
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      Fourth ventricle

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      Third ventricle

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      First and second ventricles

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      Brain ventricles

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    The form of conduction that is characteristic of myelinated axons, in which the nerve impulse jumps from one node of Ranvier to the next.

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    A type of large nerve cell in the cerebellar cortex.

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    A shiny layer underneath the cortex that consists largely of axons with white myelin sheaths.

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    Term the means "to provide neural input."
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      Neural conduction

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    A ridged or raised portion of a convoluted brain surface.

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    An extensive region of the brainstem (extending from the medulla through the thalamus) that is involved in arousal and wake-sleep cycle.

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    A string of nuclei in the midline or medial part of the midbrain and brainstem that contain most of the serotonergic neurons of the brain.
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      Red nucleus

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      Median raphe

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      Substancia nigra

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    A reduction in membrane potential (the interior of the neuron becomes less negative).

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    The scientific field concerned with the discovery and study of compounds that selectively affect the functioning of the nervous system.

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    A chemical secreted by an endocrine gland that is conveyed by the bloodstream and regulates target organs or tissues.

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    A molecule, usually a drug, that binds a receptor molecule and initiates a response like that of another molecule, usually a neurotransmitter.

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    A drug of abuse, derived from the coca plant, that acts by potentiating catecholamine stimulation. It is a stimulant of the central nervous system and an appetite suppressant.Its possession, cultivation, and distribution are illegal for non-medicinal and non-government sanctioned purposes in virtually all parts of the world.
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    A brief period of a complete insensitivity to stimuli after neural conduction or firing or neural impulses

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    The developmental process during which “surplus” cells die.

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    The neuronal body–rich region of the midbrain surrounding the cerebral aqueduct that connects the third and fourth ventricles.Central gray matter surrounding the cerebral aqueduct in the mesencephalon. Physiologically it is probably involved in rage reactions, the lordosis reflex, feeding responses, bladder tonus, and pain.
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      Periaqueductal gray

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      Central canal

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      Locus coeruleus

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      Cerebral aqueduct

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    An axon that terminates in the skin without any specialized cell associated with it and that is usually known to detect pain..... but may also detect changes in temperature.It is unencapsulated and has no complex sensory structures, unlike those found in Meissner's or Pacinian corpuscles. It is the most common type of nerve ending, and is most frequently found in the skin.

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    A condition in which the development of tolerance for an administered drug causes an individual to develop tolerance for another drug.
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      Functional tolerance

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      Maximal response

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