Examine one interaction between cognition & physiology in terms of behaviour. Evaluate two
Cognition mental process of obtaining and processing knowledge and understanding through
Physiology internal biological mechanisms
Discuss the use of brain imaging technologies in investigating the relationships between
biological factors and behaviour.
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
PET Positron Emission Tomography
Used to study the human brain, study the brain when active from
Examine one evolutionary explanation of behaviour
Evolution a gradual change over time in inherited traits in a gene pool
Charles Darwin is the father of evolution, initial theorist of evolution
Suggested natural selection gradual process which natur
With reference to relevant to research studies, to what extent does genetic inheritance
GLO 3 genetic predispositions may affect behaviour and cognitive processes (behaviour can
be inherited because it is genetically based)
Using one or more examples, explain the effects of neurotransmission on human behaviour.
Neurotransmission refers to the method by which messages are sent between neurons.
Neurons the nerve cell convert electrical signals to a chemical signal to pass
Discuss ethical considerations in research into genetic influences on behaviour.
Genetic research research into human genetics aiming to determine the influence of genes
on behaviour and identify genes that are involved with hereditary diseases and di
Discuss two effects of the environment on physiological processes.
Brain plasticity is the brains ability to rearrange neural pathways based to new experiences to
Environmental factors can alter physiological processes, brain adapts in respons
Explain one study related to localization of function in the brain.
Localisation different areas of the brain control various aspects of behaviour ( 2
hemispheres, 4 lobes Occipital, Parietal, Frontal, Temporal)
Other Important areas like hippocampus
Using one or more examples, explain functions of two hormones in human behaviour.
Hormones are chemicals that are released by glands in the endocrine system that act as
messengers to particular cell and organs, can also affect human behaviour.
BLOA GLO 1 & 2
GLO 1 Outline principles that define the Biological Level of Analysis
1. Human behaviour is localized to specific parts of the brain
2. Animal research (because of the biological similarity) can enlighten our understanding
of human behaviou