Basic Science
Neurons and Neural Development
The Brain and Dysfunction
Sensation and Movement
Emotions and Mood Disorders
100

The goal state of biological systems

What is homeostasis?

100

Signals are integrated here

What is the axon hillock

100

Two parts of the brain related to memory difficulties in PTSD

What is the amygdala and the hippocampus?

100

The representation of cortical area dedicated to moving specific body areas

What is the motor homunculus?

100

This hemisphere of the brain is known for involvement in "approach" emotions

What is the left hemisphere?

200

Reversible modifications to DNA

What is epigenetics?

200
These cells create the myelin sheath

What are oligodendrocytes?

200

The major brain center involved in expressive language

What is Broca's area?
200

The name for pain receptors

What are nociceptors?

200
The first scientific hypothesis to explain depression

What is the monoamine hypothesis?

300
A CT scan allows you to look at this
What is brain structure?
300

The signal that is propagated down the axon is known as

What is action potential?

300

The "reward DA pathway" is also known as

What is the mesolimbic DA pathway?

300

The "what" pathway for visual information

What is the ventral stream?
300

A person how cannot "fake smile" has ______

What is volitional facial paresis?

400

A plane cut directly through the middle of the brain and corpus callosum.

What is midsaggital plane?
400

The slower way to end NT signaling in the synapse

What is reuptake?

400

Narcolepsy is characterized by difficulties with this hormone

What is orexin?

400

The brain areas involved in modulating and controlling movement

What are the basal ganglia and cerebellum?

400

Depression and Bipolar Disorder differ from each other in terms of the blood levels of this hormone

What is cortisol?

500

The primary purpose of genes

What is "make proteins"?

500

The final stage of neuron development

What is neuron death or "pruning"?
500

ADHD is characterized by higher ____ DA levels

What is "phasic"?

500

A large receptive field is more ______

What is sensitive?

500

Excessive levels of this NT are involved in "neuroprogression" of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

What is glutamate?

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