How do we move through the stages of
sleep during a typical night of sleep?
How is NREM sleep different from REM sleep?
What parts of the brain are involved in
maintaining wakefulness/alertness? What neurotransmitters are
involved in keeping you awake?
neurotransmitters are involved in making you sleepy?
Why, specifically does caffeine keep you awake and do some anti-histamines make you sleepy?
What are the characteristics of each of these sleep disorders:
REM behavior disorder
What are some of the types of insomnia and possible physiological correlates (e.g. why might someone have “onset insomnia”?)
What are the 2 main theories about why we sleep?
2 theories about REM sleep?
What is a free-running rhythm? How do they differ in characteristics from the rhythms seen under normal conditions?
What is a zeitgeber?
What is the research evidence about the location of the circadian biological clock?
Describe 2 biological mechanisms by which the functioning of this biological clock may make us sleepy?
What stimulus is most effective in resetting the biological clock?
Describe at least 2 ways that you can
“encourage” the resetting of your biological clock if, for
example, you were going to
meant by lateralization of function?
the anatomy and function of the corpus callosum
review the relationship between the right & left visual fields and the 2 hemispheres
What is a seizure? When do seizures qualify as epilepsy?
2 main types or categories of epilepsy and their causes
why cutting the corpus callosum would be expected to limit the spread of focal seizures
split brain patients tested by researchers?
What kinds of results from split brain research support the notion of lateralization?
What functions each hemisphere is dominant for (make a detailed list for each)
Give an example or 2 of competition between the hemispheres after surgery
What is the relationship between handedness and lateralization?
the planum temporale? What right left differences have been
Name, locate and explain the function of the various parts of the language system of the brain
What happens if the frontal lobe portion of the language system is damaged and what are the symptoms?
What happens if the temporal lobe portion of the language system is damaged and what are the symptoms?
What are the names of the areas
and what connects them?
What kinds of research have
explored language like abilities in other species?
Which species seem to show
aspects of language function - give some specific examples.