Psychology behavioral neuroscience | Psychology homework help

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