Thank you for following this blog and your kind words :]
Thanks :] I made a similar one about glutamate. You can find it here: http://houseofmind.tumblr.com/post/3710353507/up-next-in-the-neurotransmitter
Great question! I’ve been searching online and can’t arrive at a solid answer. I personally don’t know, but from what I’ve read I think it’s the number of tandem repeats that triggers the disease… For example, people with +40 tandem repeats usually develop the disease while people with 36-40 repeats may or may not develop the disease.
Here’s the link I found useful: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/huntington-disease
I personally don’t consider them interchangeable.
As far as I’m concerned, psychophysiology is a branch within psychology interested in the physiological processes that underlie psychological processes, although on a very basic (uncomplicated) level. To add to the confusion, people use interchangeable terms like psychobiology, biopsychology and physiological psychology as well. These are pretty much equivalent.
Cognitive neuroscience is a branch of psychophysiology that encompasses more concrete (i.e. scientific) knowledge from other disciplines (neuroscience) and is more specifically related to cognition, cognitive function and the role of brain function in these processes.
Neuropsychology on the other hand, is more thorough (IMO) because it focuses on the neural bases of the brain’s structure and function in relation to specific behaviors (which may or may not be related to pathology) and other psychological processes. Neuropsychology is also more closely tied to pathology and figuring out what’s wrong in the brain or nervous system and how to fix it…