3A Physiological and Behavioral Description of Sleep alpha activitySmooth electrical activity of 8-12 Hz recorded from the brain; generally associated with a state of relaxation.beta activityIrregular electrical activity of Hz recorded from the brain; generally associated with a state of arousal.theta activityEEG activity of Hz that occurs intermittently during early stages of slow-wave sleep and REM sleep.delta activityRegular synchronous electrical activity of less than 4 Hz recorded from the brain; occurs during the deepest stages of slow-wave sleep.
5SWS vs REM NREM (SWS in stages 3 and 4) REM Alpha, delta, and theta activityLight, even respirationLowered BPMuscle control is presentDifficult to arouse (especially from stage 4)REMAsynchronized betaIncreased respiration and BPPGO wavesSpinal paralysisDreamsSexual arousal
6A Physiological and Behavioral Description of Sleep REM sleepA period of desynchronized EEG activity during sleep, at which time dreaming, rapid eye movements, and muscular paralysis occur; also called paradoxical sleep.non-REM sleepAll stages of sleep except REM sleep.slow-wave sleepNon-REM sleep, characterized by synchronized EEG activity during its deeper stages.basic rest-activity cycleA 90-minute cycle (in humans) of waxing and waning alertness, controlled by a biological clock in the caudal brain stem; controls cycles in REM sleep and slow-wave sleep.
8Neurotransmitters involved in Sleep SerotoninIn raphe and ponsIncreased in SWS, decreased in REMDopamineDecreased in REMNorepinephrineAcetylcholineGreatly increased in REM
9I get 8 hours of sleep each night, without fail. Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
10Disorders of Sleep insomnia drug dependency insomnia Discuss sleep hygienedrug dependency insomniaAn insomnia caused by the side effects of ever-increasing doses of sleeping medications.sleep apneaCessation of breathing while sleeping.narcolepsyA sleep disorder characterized by periods of irresistible sleep, attacks of cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations.sleep attackA symptom of narcolepsy; an irresistible urge to sleep during the day, after which the person awakens feeling refreshed.
14NarcolepsycataplexyA symptom of narcolepsy; complete paralysis that occurs during waking.sleep paralysisA symptom of narcolepsy; paralysis occurring just before a person falls asleep.hypnagogic hallucinationA symptom of narcolepsy; vivid dreams that occur just before a person falls asleep; accompanied by sleep paralysis.hypocretinA peptide, also known as orexin, produced by neurons whose cell bodies are located in the hypothalamus; their destruction causes narcolepsy.
15Disorders of Sleep REM sleep behavior disorder A neurological disorder in which the person does not become paralyzed during REM sleep and thus acts out dreams.Night terrors vs nightmaresSomnambulismSomniloquyEnuresisBruxism
16Why do we sleep? 10 For restoration To consolidate memory To remain safe from predatorsTo learn to relax10
17Why Do We Sleep? adaptive response to danger sleep-related eating disorderA disorder in which the person leaves his or her bed and seeks out and eats food while sleepwalking, usually without a memory for the episode the next day.fatal familial insomniaA fatal inherited disorder characterized by progressive insomnia.rebound phenomenonThe increased frequency or intensity of a phenomenon after it has been temporarily suppressed; for example, the increase in REM sleep seen after a period of REM sleep deprivation.adaptive response to danger
19Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep and Waking locus coeruleusA dark-colored group of noradrenergic cell bodies located in the pons near the rostral end of the floor of the fourth ventricle; involved in arousal and vigilance.raphe nucleusA group of nuclei located in the reticular formation of the medulla, pons, and midbrain, situated along the midline, contains serotonergic neurons.tuberomammillary nucleus (TMN)A nucleus in the ventral posterior hypothalamus, just rostral to the mammillary bodies; contains histaminergic neurons involved in cortical activation and behavioral arousal.ventrolateral proptic area (VLPA)A group of GABAergic neurons in the preoptic area whose activity suppresses alertness and behavioral arousal and promotes sleep.
20Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep and Waking PGO waveBursts of phasic electrical activity in the pons, followed by activity in the lateral geniculate nucleus and visual cortex, a characteristic of REM sleep.medial pontine reticular formation (MPRF)A region that contains neurons involved in the initiation of REM sleep; activated by acetylcholinergic neurons of the peribrachial area.
21Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep and Waking magnocellular nucleusA nucleus in the medulla; involved in the muscular paralysis that accompanies REM sleep.
23Biological Clocks circadian rhythm A daily rhythmical change in behavior or physiological process.zeitgebersA stimulus (usually the light of dawn) that resets the biological clock that is responsible for circadian rhythms.suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)A nucleus situated atop the optic chiasm. It contains a biological clock that is responsible for organizing many of the body’s circadian rhythms.melanopsinA photopigment present in ganglion cells in the retina whose axons transmit information to the SCN, the thalamus, and the olivary pretectal nucleus.
24Biological Clocks pineal gland melatonin A gland attached to the dorsal tectum; produces melatonin and plats a role in circadian and seasonal rhythms.melatoninA hormone secreted during the night by the pineal body; plays a role in circadian and seasonal rhythms.
26Sexual Development sry The gene on the Y chromosome that instructs the undifferentiated fetal gonads to become testes.organizational effect (of hormone)The permanent effect of a hormone on tissue differentiation and development.activational effect (of hormone)The effect of a hormone that occurs in the fully developed organism; may depend on the organism’s prior exposure to the organizational effects of hormones.
27Sexual Development defeminizing effect An effect of a hormone present early in development that reduces or prevents the later development of anatomical or behavioral characteristics typical of females.androgenA male sex steroid hormone; stimulates the development of the Wolffian system. Testosterone is the principal mammalian androgen.masculinizing effectAn effect of a hormone present early in development that promotes the later development of anatomical or behavioral characteristics of males.testosteroneThe principal androgen found in males.
28AIS androgen insensitivity syndrome A condition caused by a congenital lack of functioning androgen receptors; in a person with XY sex chromosomes, causes the development of a female with testes but no internal sex organs.
29Sexual Development Turner’s syndrome The presence of only one sex chromosome (an X chromosome); characterized by lack of ovaries but otherwise normal female sex organs and genitalia.
30Sexual Development follicule-stimulating hormone (FSH) The hormone of the anterior pituitary gland that causes development of an ovarian follicle and the maturation of an ovum.luteinizing hormone (LH)A hormone of the anterior pituitary gland that causes ovulation and development of the ovarian into a corpus luteum.estradiolThe principal estrogen of many mammals, including humans.estrogenA class of sex hormones that cause maturation of the female genitalia, growth of breast tissue, and development of other physical features characteristic of females.
32Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior oxytocin: The big “O”A hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland; causes contraction of the smooth muscle of the milk ducts, the uterus, and the male ejaculatory system; also serves as a neurotransmitter in the brain.prolactinA hormone of the anterior pituitary gland, necessary for production of milk; has an inhibitory effect on male sexual behavior.lordosisA spinal reflex seen in many four-legged animals; arching of the back in response to approach of a male or to touching the flanks, which elevates the hindquarters.
33Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior pheromoneA chemical released by one animal that affects the behavior or physiology of another animal; usually smelled or tasted.Lee-Boot effectThe slowing and eventual cessation of estrous cycles in groups of female animals that are housed together; caused by a pheromone in the animals’ urine; first observed in mice.Whitten effectThe synchronization of the menstrual or estrous cycles of a group of females, which occurs in the presence of a pheromone in a male’s urine.
34Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior Vandenbergh effectThe early onset of puberty seen in female animals that are housed with males; caused by a pheromone in the male’s urine; first observed in mice.Bruce effectTermination of pregnancy caused by the odor of a pheromone in the urine of a male other than the one that impregnated the female; first identified in mice.vomeronasal organ (VNO)A sensory organ that detects the presence of certain chemicals, especially when a liquid is actively sniffed; mediates the effects of some pheromones.accessory olfactory bulbA neural structure located in the main olfactory bulb that receives information from the vomeronasal organ.
35Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior medial nucleus of the amygdalaA nucleus that receives olfactory information from the olfactory bulb and accessory olfactory bulb; involved in the effects of odors and pheromones on reproductive behavior.congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)A condition characterized by hypersecretion of androgens by the adrenal cortex; in females, causes masculinization of the external genitalia.
39Neural Control of Sexual Behavior medial preoptic area (MPA)An area of cell bodies just rostral to the hypothalamus; plays an essential role in male sexual behavior.sexually dimorphic nucleusA nucleus in the preoptic area that is much larger in males than in females; first observed in rats; plays a role in male sexual behavior.periaqueductal gray matter (PAG)The region of the midbrain that surrounds the cerebral aqueduct; plays an essential role in various species-typical behaviors, including female sexual behaviors.
40Neural Control of Sexual Behavior ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (MH)A large nucleus of the hypothalamus located near the wall of the third ventricle; plays an essential role in female sexual behaviors.