Using this text book : Breedlove, S. M., Watson, N. V., & Rosenzweig, M. R. (2013

Using this text book :


Breedlove, S. M., Watson, N. V., & Rosenzweig, M. R. (2013). Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience (7th edition). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc.


Answer the following questions in short notes:


· Structure of the neuron

· Basic brain structure

o Hemispheres, lobes, sulci, gyri, fissures

o Brain stem, medulla, pons

o Limbic system, thalamus, hypothalamus, fornix, pituitary, corpus callosum, cingulate gyrus, superior and inferior colliculus

· Divisions of the nervous system (e.g. CNS/PNS, autonomic etc.)


· Action potentials

o Steps involved in the change in voltage at the different stages

o Graded potentials vs. Action potentials

o EPSPs and IPSPs

o Metabotropic vs. Ionotropic receptors


· Endogenous vs. Exogenous ligands

o Antagonists, agonists, and inverse agonists

o Drug effects on synaptic transmission


· Endocrine system

o Peptide vs. Steroid hormones

o Hypothalamus, pituitary, gonad system, the menstrual cycle


· Invertebrates vs. Vertebrates

o Differences between nervous systems

o Which animal is smartest?


· Development of the nervous system from conception on

o Stages of development

o Factors affecting development

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