Biopsychology

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  • Created on: 02-02-18 08:53
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  • The nervous system
    • The peripheral nervous system
      • The automatic nervous system
        • plays an important role in homeostasis- the maintaining of body temp
        • sympathetic nervous system
          • Responsible for fight/flight responses such as vascular shunt
        • parasympathetic nervous system
          • Responsible for relaxing the body after exercise by lowering HR and allowing digestion to restart
        • similarities- The sympathetic nervous system and the somatic nervous system both respond to external stimuli.
          • The somatic nervous system
            • communicates between the outside world and the brain through sensory receptors
            • Has motor programs which allow the brain to control movement
            • Differences-The ANS controls hormones and glands but the Somatic nervous system controls muscles and movement.
              • The automatic nervous system
                • plays an important role in homeostasis- the maintaining of body temp
                • sympathetic nervous system
                  • Responsible for fight/flight responses such as vascular shunt
                • parasympathetic nervous system
                  • Responsible for relaxing the body after exercise by lowering HR and allowing digestion to restart
                • similarities- The sympathetic nervous system and the somatic nervous system both respond to external stimuli.
                  • The somatic nervous system
                    • communicates between the outside world and the brain through sensory receptors
                    • Has motor programs which allow the brain to control movement
                    • Differences-The ANS controls hormones and glands but the Somatic nervous system controls muscles and movement.
      • The Central nervous system
        • Brain
          • Provides conscious awareness for all psychological processes
          • occipital lobe- Visual information
          • Frontal lobe- responsible for higher order functions such as: planning, reasoning, and logic
          • Temporal lobe- auditory information
          • Parietal lobe- Intergrates information from the different senses
        • Spinal cord
          • Passes info to and from the brain to the rest of the body, handles simple reflex such as recoiling from pain.
          • Similarities - Both control involuntary processes, The brain stem controls breathing the spine controls involuntary reflex
            • Brain
              • Provides conscious awareness for all psychological processes
              • occipital lobe- Visual information
              • Frontal lobe- responsible for higher order functions such as: planning, reasoning, and logic
              • Temporal lobe- auditory information
              • Parietal lobe- Intergrates information from the different senses
          • differences- The brain controls higher thinking and functioning whereas the spine only controls simple reflexes. Also the brain has many different functions but the spine only has one
          • Brain stem- connects brain and spinal chord- controls involuntary processes such as Heart beat
            • Spinal cord
              • Passes info to and from the brain to the rest of the body, handles simple reflex such as recoiling from pain.
              • Similarities - Both control involuntary processes, The brain stem controls breathing the spine controls involuntary reflex
                • differences- The brain controls higher thinking and functioning whereas the spine only controls simple reflexes. Also the brain has many different functions but the spine only has one
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