Psychophysiology: Human Behavior and Physiological Response

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Contents
Prefacexxi
1 Intrroduction to Psychophysiology1
Definitions of Psychophysiology1
Activities and Subject Matter2
Historical Development of Psychophysiology2
Contemporary Psychophysiology7
Applications of Psychophysiology7
Importance of Brain Measures7
Physiological Measures in Relation to the Nervous System8
Aims and Organization of This Book10
2 The Nervous System and Measurement of Its Activity12
Source of the Brain's Electrical Activity12
The Neuron13
Excitation of Neurons15
Neurotransmitters15
Neuron Potentials19
The Action Potential of the Neuron20
Gross Brain Anatomy21
The Electroencephalogram (EEG)25
Alpha Waves26
Beta Waves27
Delta Waves27
Theta Waves27
Kappa Waves27
Lambda Waves27
Mu Waves27
Gamma Waves27
Measurement of the EEG28
Electrode Location (Monopolar)28
Electrode Attachment29
Electrode Placement (Bipolar)31

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