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1 Brain & Behavior Psychology One Fall 2002 - OLD Hinsdale South H.S.

2 ANNOUNCEMENTS -Keep reading Unit III on Brain pg 94-110 -The entire outline through 121 -Outline Due MONDAY -TEST MAKEUPS BY MONDAY!

3 WHY STUDY THE BRAIN IN PSYCHOLOGY? WHAT HAPPENS TO CUTLER’S BRAIN WHEN HE IS SACKED? Fact: Men’s brains are not fully developed until age 22 while girls develop sooner. Why? See packet (Men’s vs. Women’s Brains)

4 Figure 2.7 The functional divisions of the human nervous system Myers: Psychology, Eighth Edition Copyright © 2007 by Worth Publishers

5 Single Neuron (see packet for diagram) 1.Dendrites 2.Cell Body (Soma) 3.Nucleus 4.Axon 5.Glial Cells 6.Nodes of Ranvier 7.Covering = Myelin Sheath 8.Terminal (Axon) Buttons 9.Terminal Branch

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8 The Neuron What is it? Cells of nerve tissues where messages travel to and from the brain Where are they found? Everywhere in your body! You have millions of them! What type of communication happens here? Electrical Action Potential Chemical

9 Parts of the Neuron Cell BodyNucleusAxon Terminals or Terminal Buttons Synapse Myelin Sheath Axon Nodes of Ranvier Dendrites Terminal Branch

10 Neuron Parts Nucleus - Brain (converts chemical messages to electrical messages) Cell Body - Houses the nucleus, vesicles that carry neurotransmitters to the axon terminal are produced here. Myelin Sheath - Fatty, insulation, which protects the axon and speeds impulses (Glial Cells help repair) Nodes of Ranvier – Breaks in the meylin sheath where depolarization occurs;

11 Neuron Parts Axon – Fibers that carries electrical impulses Away from the cell body. Electrical impulses travel down the axon as depolarization happens at each Nodes of Ranvier. Depolarization happens multiple times along the axon. As the action potential moves, vesicles are carried closer to the axon terminal. Dendrites – Fibers that receive neurotransmitters (chemical communicators) from other neurons At the cell body, the chemical message is downloaded and is translated into an electrical impulse which then travels down the axon. Receive messages like a Post Office

12 Neuron Hand Model Fingers = Dendrites Palm = Cell Body Dot = Nucleus Arm = Axon Skin = Myelin Sheath Elbow = Terminal Button

13 ALONG THE AXON: Action Potential – A brief electrical charge that travels down the axon like a domino effect, one triggers the next. Happens very quickly. Resting Potential – When the axon is waiting to be fired. Sodium on outside and Potassium on the inside. (SALTY BANANA)

14 ALONG THE AXON Depolarization- As the AP moves down the axon, this is the process of the positively charged sodium particles to move inside the axon and the negatively charged potassium particles move outside the axon. This occurs at the nodes of ranvier. Refractory Period- After depolarization or the firing of an action potential, the sodium returns to the outside of the axon and the potassium returns to the inside.

15 Depolarization

16 Figure 2.3 Action potential Myers: Psychology, Eighth Edition Copyright © 2007 by Worth Publishers

17 The Synapse Definition: The space between the axon terminal and the next dendrite. Sends chemical messages called, neurotransmitters, to the next neuron. Vesicles are balloon like structures that carry neurotransmitters to the synaptic gap. Axon Terminal Synapse Dendrite Vesicles Action Potential Neurotransmitter Docking Site

18 Things to Remember About a Neuron Firing! 1. All or none response – a neuron either fires or does not. There is no partial firing. 2. Threshold – to get a neuron to fire, there is a threshold of neurotransmitters that must be met in order for a neuron to fire. 3. Lock and Key – There are certain receptor sites for specific neurotransmitters.

19 Figure 2.4 How neurons communicate Myers: Psychology, Eighth Edition Copyright © 2007 by Worth Publishers

20 Chemical messengers called neurotransmitters enter receptor sites on the dendrites and cell body. This causes the cell membrane to open up and sodium ions to flow in. When there is enough of a positive charge, the neuron reaches threshold, and the first section of the axon opens up and sodium ions flow in. This exchange of sodium ions happens down the length of the axon. When the signal reaches the terminal branches at the end of the axon, neurotransmitters flow out into the empty space called the synapse. A.Axon B. Dendrites C. Neurotransmitters D. Sodium ions B. E. Terminal branches

21 Why do we not have one big neuron running through out our body? Can we slow and speed up our impulses? Give an example. Will your leg or arm itch first and why?

22 Basic Reflex - SIM 1. Touch something hot 2. Skin receptors pick it up, sends it to sensory neuron that carries it to the spinal cord 3. The interneuron in the spinal cord translates it into an action. 4. Motor neuron carries message to finger to move it away from the flame. 5. DOES NOT GO TO BRAIN FIRST!!

23 Figure 2.9 A simple reflex Myers: Psychology, Eighth Edition Copyright © 2007 by Worth Publishers

24 FACTORS that effect Neurotransmitters  AGONISTS – mimics a neurotransmitter or stops reuptake  ANTAGONISTS – speeds up reuptake or stops production of neurotransmitter.  Excitatory – (speeds up or continues communication) agonist  Inhibitory – (slows down or stops, antagonist

25 Table 2.1 Myers: Psychology, Eighth Edition Copyright © 2007 by Worth Publishers

26 Announcements / Review

27 Review! What is the difference between agonist and antagonist? Neurotransmitters associated with Schizophrenia, Alzheimers, Depression? REUPTAKE, Depolarization, Neuron Parts Thalamus, Sensory Cortex, Left hemisphere Phineas Gage? Huntington’s Disease? Broca’s and Wernicke’s Areas General Region of Parts QUIZ THURS ON NEURON AND BRAIN EC? BRAIN DAMAGE GAME THURS!

28 The Brain What is the outer most part of the brain called? There are three names for it!

29 Lobes of the Brain Occipital Lobe – (visual cortex located within) Vision Parietal Lobe – Body Sensations Frontal Lobe – Working memory, Personality Temporal Lobe – (auditory cortex located within) Hearing Temporal Frontal Occipital Parietal Primary Somatosensory Cortex Primary Motor Cortex The lobes are specific areas contained with in what part?

30 Sensory and Motor Corex Sensory Cortex – is located in the Parietal Lobe, controls body sensations such as temperature, pressure and pain. Motor Cortex – is located in the Frontal Lobe, Top controls your toes, bottom controls your head. Facial movement control takes up a lot of motor cortex.

31 Parts of the Brain Cerebellum- Posture & Balance & Coordination of Thinking Cerebral Cortex – Contains 4 lobes, aka forebrain & cerebrum Corpus Callosum – Divides 2 hemispheres Pituitary Gland Master gland of endocrine system Corpus Callosum Cerebral Cortex Forebrain Hindbrain Midbrain Spinal Cord Pituitary Gland Cerebellum Hypothalamus Thalamus

32 What part of the brain would this rat’s car be hooked up to? While this contraption looks similar to a doggy wheelchair or a pair of prosthetic legs for your favorite pet, it’s actually much more sophisticated. This rat is hooked up to a prototype of a thought- guided robot wheelchair.doggy wheelchairpair of prosthetic legsthought- guided robot wheelchair http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/ discoblog/2010/10/05/its-a-rat- its-a-toy-car-its-ratcar/

33 Hemispheres of the Brain Left Verbal: speaking, understanding language, reading, writing Mathematical Analytical: analyzing separate pieces that make up a whole Right Nonverbal: simple sentences & words Spatial: art, geometry, facial recognition Holistic: combining parts that make up a whole

34 Other Areas Within LOBES Angular Gyrus – In the parietal lobe, involved in a number of processes related to language, mathematics and cognition. Gyrus – Ridges in the brain, more surface area for memory storage. Broca’s Area– Left, Frontal Lobe, Production of Speech Wernicke’s Area – Left, Temporal Lobe, Comprehension of Speech

35 The Endocrine System - Hormones Pituitary Gland – Master Gland, HGH Thyroid – Metabolism Adrenal gland – Adrenaline / Noradrenaline (epinephrine and norepinephrine) Pancreas – Insulin Testes – Testosterone Ovaries – Progesterone and Estrogen

36 LIMBIC SYSTEM – controls emotions, contains four parts (midbrain), connected to frontal lobe! (PHINEAS GAGE) Thalamus - The brain’s sensory switchboard, located on top of the brainstem or midbrain Hypothalamus- Controls maintenance activities like drinking, eating, sexual arousal. (midbrain) Amygdala = anger and fear (mid brain) Hippocampus = memory creation (mid brain)

37 HINDBRAIN / BRAIN STEM Old brain, most animals have this portion Medulla – helps circulate spinal fluid, regulates autonomic functions. Pons – respiratory functions. Reticular formation – arousal. Cerebellum – posture, movement and coordination of thinking.

38 Disorders of the Brain: Prosapagnosia = facial blindness Aphasia = interference with speech, what 2 parts? Blind Sight = failure to consciously see change but can subconsciously notice visual change. Huntington’s Disease = decay of brain, late onset Synestheisa = Crossing of Senses – See Colors for Sounds you hear. Taste Words.

39 THINGS THAT HELP OUR BRAIN: Plasticity – Rewiring the brain after an injury Neural Networks – More synaptic connections = Better Memory Long Term Potentiation – Memory = Quicker and more efficient neural firing.

40 WAYS TO STUDY THE BRAIN Lesions – tiny areas of destruction EEG – measures electrical signals / waves CT – takes slice images of object MRI – helps look at soft and hard surfaces like X-ray PET – radioactive injection, brain glows with active parts (red active, blue not active) LOBOTOMY Which gives the best view of the brain?

41 Who is Phineas Gage? Rail Road Worker Accident Survived! Showed us the amazing capabilities of the brain!

42 See AP Edition Review Brain PPT For practice questions

43 Practice Questions…. You are a pathologist in a large Northwestern city. You are conducting an autopsy on an 83-year-old male who was found dead in his home with no obvious cause of death. During the autopsy you discover the individual suffered two strokes. Based on the functional information below provided by the next-of-kin, where were the two areas that suffered from the cerebral vascular accidents? failure to do certain specific movements massive overeating disrupted circadian rhythms increased susceptibility to stress poor muscle tone discontinued secretion of gluccocorticoids inability to adjust heart rate unrestricted water loss in kidneys loss of control to react to body temperature changes failure of the respiratory system inability to do locomotion

44 Practice Questions….. At 1:30 am you (a trauma surgeon) are called for emergency surgery on a 17 year old Caucasian female that was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting. After a tedious surgery, the patient remarkably remains alive and doing reasonably well. The bullet traveled completely through the skull leaving a path of destroyed tissue behind it. You have decided to speak with the parents about what noticeable changes will occur in their daughter due to the destruction of neural tissue. Based on the information below, determine the approximate path the bullet traveled (i.e., what structures were damaged – keep in mind that it is possible for fragmenting and ricocheting of the bullet resulting in somewhat unlikely combinations of areas effected). limb apraxia inability to control the muscular movements of the left shoulder, arm, forearm, and hand slow, laborious, nonfluent speech inability to sound out words and write them phonetically pure alexia difficulty finding appropriate words when speaking inability to use or recall nouns in speech and communication inability for sensory input to be recognized verbally poor word repetition decreased sex drive

45 Practice Questions……. Mr. Livingston is a 39 year-old African-American male who has been brought into your neurology clinic by his wife. She has become increasingly alarmed regarding her husband’s health over the past four months. Upon completion of a CT scan, it is determined that Mr. Livingston’s condition is the result of the presence of two tumors that have developed within his brain. Using the patient history information listed below and the information from class and your textbook, determine where these two tumors are probably located. muscle weakness vastly increased appetite (gained 25 lbs in the last three months) inappropriate body temperature fluctuations jerky movements decreased sexual desire poor balance when walking and standing increased frequency of urination inability to throw objects inappropriate sleep patterns (seems to fall asleep randomly during day and night) uncontrolled aggressiveness (rather violent, “short fuse”) exaggerated efforts to coordinate movements in a task

46 Practice Questions Answers Exercise 1: The two tumors are located in the hypothalamus and the cerebellum. Exercise 2: The damaged structures include: the right (primary motor cortex), the corpus callosum, Broca’s Area (left frontal lobe), and the left temporal gyrus. Exercise 3: The stroke regions were the hypothalamus and the reticular formation.

47 Portable Brain Model Limbic System – Emotions, personality Fight or Flight Response Cerebellum – Body movement Spinal Cord – Receives & sends messages Cerebral Cortex – Left & Right Hemispheres

48 Neuron Demonstrations Be sure to take notes on these to better your understanding! Hershey Kiss Student Axon Neurotransmitters are represented by kisses. Dark Kisses = Inhibitory Signal = Slow Down Red Kisses = Excitatory Signal = Speed Up Spray of water = release of neurotransmitters from vessicles.


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