Biopsychology general questions

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1. The PNS transmits messages, via neurons, to and from the CNS. It is further subdivided into the:

  • Glands (organs in the body that synthesis hormones) and muscles (another type of effector that causes movement within the body).
  • Autonomic nervous system (governs vital functions in the body such as BR and HR) and Somatic nervous system (controls muscle movement and receives information from sensory receptors).
  • The central nervous system (composed of the brain and spinal cord) and the endocrine system (one of the body's major information systems that instructs glands to release hormones directly into the bloodstream that are carried towards target organs).
  • Parasympathetic nervous system (the fight or flight response, involves increased HR and BR), parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest response, return the body to normal resting state, decreased BR and HR)
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2. What is cognitive reserve?

  • Educational attainment influence how brain adapts to new situations
  • How your brain adapts to the stresses of everyday living (stimulating the fight or flight response).
  • The capacity of the neural pathways
  • The first stage of functional recovery

3. What is the spinal cord?

  • A division of the PNS that is an extension of the brain. It is responsible for higher order functioning of the brain.
  • A division of the PNS that is an extension of the brain. It is responsible for movement and co-coordinating neurochemical imbalances.
  • A division of the CNS that is an extension of the brain. It is responsible for reflex actions such as pulling your hand away from a hot plate.
  • A division of the CNS that is an extension of the brain. It is responsible for the higher order processing of information.

4. What connects the left and right hemisphere together?

  • Corpus callosum
  • Cerebellum
  • Spinal cord
  • Cerebral cortex

5. The parasympathetic nervous system is described as...

  • having actions that are antagonistic to the sympathetic system.
  • having actions that are similar to the sympathetic system.
  • having actions that are not noticeable compared to the sympathetic system.
  • have actions that are very extreme compared to the sympathetic nervous system

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