Biopsychology

A division of the Autonomic Nervous System
PSNS
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Responsible for the passing of messages throughout the body
Spinal Cord
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The end of a neuron
Synapse
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Carries messages to muscles and glands
Motor Neuron
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Neurotransmitter which is low in people who have depression
Serotonin
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Neurotransmitters which calm the brain
Inhibitory
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Gland which produces the most hormones in the endocrine system
Pituitary Gland
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Which part of the brain identifies threats?
Amygdala
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The part of the brain which is involved in speech production
Broca's Area
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The part of the brain which is responsible for the sensation of touch
Somatosensory Cortex
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The left hemisphere's function
Processing Language
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The right hemisphere's function
Spatial Information
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The psychologist who found that the two hemispheres had different specialisations
Sperry (1968)
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The brain's ability to change throughout life
Plasticity
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Functional recovery is when brain function is ... around a damaged area
Rewired
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Who found that the rats with new stem cells displayed neural recovery?
Tajiri (2013)
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What are fMRIs?
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Examinations of brains after death are called...
Post-Mortem Examinations
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Biological Rhythms which last longer than 24 hours
Infradian
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Biological Rhythms which last 24 hours
Circadian
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What are things which originate within the organism?
Endogenous Pacemakers
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Who found that the body clock maintains a regular sleep/wake cycle?
Siffre (1975)
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Responsible for the passing of messages throughout the body

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Spinal Cord

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The end of a neuron

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Carries messages to muscles and glands

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Neurotransmitter which is low in people who have depression

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