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Biopsychology Prepared by Donus Loh and Beth M. Schwartz 1 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 This module… 3 parts 1)The Neuron and the Nervous System 2)The Brain – layers and lobes 3)Cerebral Dominance and the Split Brain 2 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 Part 1: The Neuron and the Nervous System 3 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 What is Biopsychology? The specialty in psychology that studies the interaction of biology, behavior, and mental processes 4 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 What is neuroscience? Focuses on how the brain produces mental processes and behavior Interdisciplinary field • psychologists • biologists • computer scientists • chemists • neurologists • linguists 5 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 How Does the Body Communicate Internally? The brain coordinates the body’s two communication systems, the nervous system and the endocrine system, which uses chemical processes to communicate with targets throughout the body 6 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 The Body’s Dual Communication System Neurons (Nerve cells): fundamental unit in the brain Nervous system: network of neurons that extends all through the body Endocrine system: a group of glands that operates together and in parallel with the nervous system 7 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 The Neuron Types of Neurons Sensory neurons (carry messages from sense receptors towards the CNS) Motor neurons (carry messages from CNS toward muscles and glands) Interneuro ...
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