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Neuro termz

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Releasing hormone peptides that are released by the hypothalmus and act to increase ot decrease the release of hormones from the anterior pituitary gland
Homeostasis State of internal metabolic balence and regulation of physiological systems in an organism
cortisol steroid released by the cortex of the adrenal gland. Turns off all bodily systems not immeadtly required to deal with a stressor, shuts down reproductive functions inhibits productions of growth hormone
epinephrine A chemical messenger that acts as a hormone to moblize the body for fight/flight neurotransmitter in CNS (stimulates the cell metabolism so the body is ready for action)
hypothalmus Diencephalon structure.regulates our internal environment ass. w/ temp. regulation,eating,drinking,sexual behavior
vasopressin released by the pos. pituitary gland urination reabsorbtion by the kidneys
oxytocin a hormone release milk, uterine contractions, parenting skills, grooming
pituitary gland endocrine gland attached to hypothalmus. Its secretions control the activites of many other endocine glands. ass. with biological rhythms
hormones chemical released by an endocrine gland into the bloodstream. 2 types: steroid/peptide
heat gain/loss mechanisms by which the body regualtes temp. through sweating or shivering
receptors molecules in cells that respond to chemical messengers. recieve neurotransmitters
hypothalmic-pituitary-endocrine organ axis a major pathway of communication that controls stress response and other body processes,digestion,immuinty.
metabolism conversions of food into energy
negative feedback loop decrease in the release of hormones based on feedback signals from other hormones
thyroid gland The largest endocrine gland. It works to regulate metabolism growth and rate of function in the body
unconditioned stimulus a stimulus that uncoonditionally naturally triggers a response
conditioned response the learned response to a formally neutral conditioned stimulus (pavilian conditioning)
conditioned stimulus an originally neutral stimulus that aftrer association with an unconditioned stimulus triggers a conditioned response
unconditioned response the unlearned naturally occuring response to the unconditioned stimulus
attention the capacity to focus on a particular stimuli over time and manuipalte the info.
seletive attention the ability to attend to revelent stimuli while ignoring irrevanlent stimuli
cerebral assemmatry differnt functions and anatomy in the two HEMIs.
split brain surgical disconnection of the two HEMIS the corpus callosum is cut
synesthesia capacity to join sensory experiences across sensory modaliltys.
multiple intellgences differnt forms of intellegence
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