December 17, 2010

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 915.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 413.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 413.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 413.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 413.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 413.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 413.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_many_to_one::init() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 413.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 413.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_username_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_node_new_comments::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_search::exposed_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::exposed_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_join_search_dataset::construct() should be compatible with views_join::construct($table = NULL, $left_table = NULL, $left_field = NULL, $field = NULL, $extra = Array, $type = 'LEFT') in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_file::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_upload_description::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_user_name::value_submit() should be compatible with views_handler_filter_in_operator::value_submit($form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_user_name::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 915.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 915.

OPENING NOTES
-This was the last general body meeting of 2010!
-Nu Rho Psi applications are due Feburary 1, 2011 BUT please wait to submit them until next semester so that your fall 2010 grades will be included.
-We are in the process of signing up for a table at the spring 2011 Activities Expo in the Campus Center. There is a contest between the RSOs for the best luau-themed tables, so if you have any ideas please let us know!

SPEAKER - Professor Geert de Vries talking about "Sex and Brains"
-there are different male- and female- favored problem-solving tasks BUT the average person from either sex performs the same
-depends on type of testing (priming)

Sex Differences in Homicide
-more male killers and victims
-most killers age 20-30 --> easy to say that it's hormones but it could be several things
-prefrontal cortex not fully mature in early adulthood
-freedom from family control

Why Study Sex Differences?
-structure-function
-memchanisms of brain development
-neurological and behavioral disorders (ex. autism affects many more men than women. why?)
-differences may compensate and make both sexes equal (X inactivation)

Vasopressin in the Prairie Vole
-female level steady
-male level fluctuates during pair bonding and parenting
-blocked vasopressin = blocked male parental behavior

Dual Function
-vasopressin causes differences in aggressive and sexual behaviors
-balances sex differences in social recognition memory, parental behavior, affiliative behavior

In Humans
-large variability in upstream promoters of vasopressin in humans (pair-bonding behaviors)
-made large difference in male phenotype but no real effect in females
-this gene is also linked to autism

Play Fighting in Juvenile Rats
-vasopressin antagonist decreases play in males and increases play in females

CLOSING REMARKS
On behalf of all the B.R.A.I.N. officers, we would like to wish everyone good luck on their upcoming exams and assignments, as well as a happy holidays! Thanks for coming to meetings and being a part of the RSO. See you next semester!