Learning and Memory: The Brain in Action

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Index
acetylcholine, 23–24, 96
acronyms, 69–70
acrostics, 70
action potential, 10
activity, impact on IQ, 13–14
addictive substances, brain activity and, 17
adolescents, brains of, 96
adrenal glands, response to stress, 39
Alzheimer’s disease, 98
amino acids, 20–21
amygdala, 34, 36(fig), 37
development of, 55
effect of stress on, 54
emotional memory and, 54, 62
response to stress, 39, 55(fig)
antidepressants, 16, 23
appetite control, 37
assessments of memory, 82–87, 88–89
matching to types of memory, 83–87
performance, 83
portfolio, 82–83
teaching to the test, 88–89
association cortex, 50
attention
factors affecting, 95
keeping, 94–95
attention-getters, 95
auditory information, 38, 48, 49
authentic assessment, 83
automatic memory, 35, 46, 50, 53–54, 55(fig), 60(fig)
assessment of, 85–86
instructional strategies for, 75, 89
axons, 2, 3(fig), 4(fig)
action potential and, 10
myelin coating around, 6(fig)
neurotransmitters and, 16
Note: Index references with (fig) indicate that information is found in a figure on that page.
Baddeley, Alan, 48
balance, 35
behavior, influence of neurotransmitters on, 25–28
brain
anatomy of, 34(fig), 34–41
electrical power in, 8, 9
examining hemispheres of, 41–43
lobes of, 42–43, 43(fig)
maturation process of, 31
memory pathways in, 46
passage of information through, 38
response to stress, 38–39
triune model of, 32–33
brain cells, 1–8
axons, 2–6
glial cells, 5
myelin, 5–8
neurons, 2–5
brain chemicals, number of, 16
brain growth, 96
effect of stress on, 12–13
encouraged by activity, 13, 14
myelin release and, 7(fig)
television and video game effect on, 99–100
brain research, 100, 102
brain stem, 32(fig), 32–33, 34, 35, 35(fig), 38, 50
Broca’s area, 42
bulletin boards, in the classroom, 73, 77, 84
calpain, 96
carbohydrates, 95, 96
catecholamines, 21
CAT scan, 96–97
cat studies, 13
cell body, 2, 3(fig)
cerebellum
information storage and access in, 74, 85
role in automatic memory, 53
role in procedural memory, 34, 35, 35(fig), 52, 55(fig)
role in storing kinesthetic information, 49–50

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