Biopsychology: Key Points

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  • Created on: 05-06-18 23:33
The Nervous System
Split into CNS (brain and spinal cord) and PNS (somatic, autonomic > sympathetic and parasympathetic).
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Central Nervous System
Controls behaviour, regulates body processes: brain info from sensory receptors, info to muscles/glands through spinal nerves.
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Brain
Cerebrum (frontal lobe, speech, occipital lobe, visual processing). Cerebellum (motor skills, balance). Diencephalan (thalamus: relay appropriate parts, hypothalamus, regulates functions). Brain stem (autonomic function e.g heartbeat, impulses pass).
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Spinal Cord
Relays information body and brain, monitors digestion, breathing, co-ordination. Simple reflexes.
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Peripheral Nervous System
Nerves outside of CNS, carries information from body. Split into two, Somatic NS (reflex interactions, carry motor and sensory info), Autonomic NS (self-regulated processes e.g. heart beat, digestion, don't think about it).
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Autonomic Nervous System
Self-regulating processes. Sympathetic NS (emergencies, heart rate, release glucose, stimulate andrenal medulla), Parasympathetic NS (relaxes, conserves energy, slows down heart rate etc, starts digestion: rest & digest system).
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