Biological approach - WJCE AS

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What is meant by the term natural selection?
Inherited traits that enhance an animals survival and reproductive success are passed on, where as animals with out this trait are less likely to survive and this type of gene then becomes non-selective and a theory of evolution.
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What does the term EEA stand for?
Environment of evolutionary adaptiveness, the environment to which any species is adapted and the selective pressures that existed at that time.
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What does localisation of brain function mean?
Certain areas of the brain are responsible for different functions.
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What are the four lobes, are their functions?
cereal cortex split up, frontal lobes- thinking, creativity, parietal lobes - senses, temp, pain, temporal lobes - memory processing, occipital lobes - visual links.
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What are neutrons?
electrical cells, basis for nervous system
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What is the synapse for?
transports message across by neurotransmitters
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What is serotonin used for?
Depression, caused by too little serotonin
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what causes schizophrenia?
high levels of neurotransmitter dopamine
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Explain, Evolutionary Theory ?
relationships forms when people have certain traits. traits that enhance successful reproduction. Men - look for young and healthy women, fertility. Women - strong men, too look after
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What is BZs stand for, and what are there uses?
Benzodiazepines, slow down the activity of the central nervous system. they enhance GABA, bodies natural for of anxiety relief.
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What are BBs stand for, and what are the uses?
Beta-Blockers, reduce activity of adrenaline and noradrenaline
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What is meant by the term placebo?
placebo is a substance used in control groups in testing for drugs to compare against real drugs as this has no apparent effect.
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