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9.31.06 - 9.31.06 1 Biological Process a Bio psycho social...

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9.31.06 1) Biological Process a) Bio psycho social model b) We all have in out bodies an… Electro Chemical Communication System (nervous system) c) There are two parts to the nervous system. i) First Part: Central nervous system (CNS): (1) Made up of the brain and the spinal cord. ii) Second Part: Peripheral nervous system (1) Network of nerves that link the CNS with the body d) Neurons: building blocks (cells) of nervous system i) Neurons talk to each other. They link (link fingers) sending and receiving neurons e) Four types of neurons: i) Frontal lobe neurons that fire when performing certain actions or when observing another do so: May enable….. (1) Imitation (2) Language (3) Learning (4) Empathy ii) sensory neurons – receive iii) inter neurons- transfer information from one neuron to another iv) motor neurons- react f) neurotransmitters= chemical messengers that relay g) 3 neurotransmitters implicated in cocaine, love, and depression i) Serotonin: affects mood (depression), hunger (eating disorders) ii)
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