Flashcards in Chapter 3 - The Biology Of Behavior - Pop Quiz Deck (15)
The terminal buttons of one neuron secrete neurotransmitter into the synapse where it stimulates the axon of a second neuron
Neurotransmitters may have either an excitatory or inhibitory effect of the postsynaptic membrane
Following the body's response to an emergency situation, the parasympathetic nervous system resumes control of the bodily functions such as heart rate and digestion
The cerebellum is the brain structure responsible for higher mental processes such as perceiving, thinking, and remembering
Marijuana may have a sedative effect, stimulant effect, or an antidepressant effect
What is the last part of the neuron to be involved in the transmission of a neural impulse toward the next neuron?
Two factors that relate to the perceived intensity of a stimulus are how many neurons are firing potentials and (blank)
The rate at which these neurons are firing
The two major divisions of the peripheral nervous system are what?
Somatic and autonomic
A major difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system is that the sympathetic nervous system provides what function?
Simultaneously stimulates the different parts of the body
What role does the reticular formation play?
Controlling levels of arousal and alertness
If you were to electrically stimulate a person's occipital love, that person would have what reaction?
Report a visual experience
If a split-brain operated patient sees " air x plane" briefly while focusing on the "x," the patient would say that he or she saw what words?
The pituitary hormones do what?
Have a variety of target organs
What are the three major types of psychoactive drugs?
depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens