Biology and Normal Behavior Notes
-physiological and biological psychology focuses on your brain and nervous system.
- A stimulating childhood might produce a more highly developed brain.
One brain or two:
- Two halves of brain are nor seen.
- left respon
Brain, Body and Behavior Worksheet
What is the cerebral cortex? What is its function?
It is the outer layer of the brain, controls very high level of thought.
Which hemisphere controls movements of the right side of the body? Left side?
What is the depres
What does it mean to be dominant in one hemisphere?
One hemisphere is always the preferred one to use.
What is the function of the corpus callosum? If the corpus callosum is cut, what might a
The function is that it has
-control either the right or left hemisphere of the cortex.
-either side can be dominant in each individual.
-right and left hemisphere are about the same.
Creativity and the Cerebral Hemisphere:
-students came to psychology wi
Brain Communication Notes
-Neurons, synapses and neurotransmitter are all crucial for brain communication
-All parts of the brain communicate with each other.
-Brain able to conjoin different ideas.
- each nerve cell is separate, one from the
The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Notes:
- Complex structure of the bodys system of nerves divided into two parts.
-two major divisions are the central and peripheral nervous system.
The Central Nervous System:
-Brain and spinal cord together mak
The Endocrine System Notes
The Endocrine System:
-communication between neurons.
- the communication is both speedy and efficient
-Hormone are chemical messages that need to stay in the system longer.
-Hormones can turn out in other parts of the body.
Neuron and other brain chemicals Worksheet
What is a neuron? What are the functions of axons and dendrites?
A nerve cell is called a neuron. Dendrites receive information from other never cell and
send it through the cell body to the axon which carries th
The Lobes Notes
-Cerebral Cortex is divided into four major sections called lobes.
-Front most area
-The area behind the frontal love, angular gyros.
- Bond running down the frontal love that controls all bodily m
Observing the Brain in Action Notes
Note: page 55-61
Note: Be able to process instructions into movements.
Examining the brain:
-Brain controls everything, many thoughts, actions and feelings.
The Cerebral Cortex:
- This is the most outermost layer of the