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- Created on: 04-11-18 23:49
Biopsychology - The Nervous System
Biopsychology: A branch of psychology that analyses how the brain and neurotransmitters influence our behaviours and feelings
The Nervous System: As the body’s internal communication system it collects, processes and responds to information from the environment. Also co-ordinates the workings of different organs and cells within the body.
The CNS - responsible for life functions & psychological process
Monitors and regulates bodily processes
Receives information from sensory receptors and sends message to muscles and glands via the spinal cord.
The Spinal Cord:
A bundle of nerve fibres in the spinal column and connects to all parts of the body
Relays information between the brain to the peripheral NS
Contains a circuit of nerve cells which allows us to perform simple reflexes without using the brain - responsible for reflex actions
Four Lobes of the…