psychology

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psychology
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  1. Biological Psycology
    Scientific study of biological bases of behavior and mental progesses
  2. Neuron
    nerves that communicate in electrical and chamical form
  3. Electrical form
    Action prtentials arebased on the movements of ions in and out of the cell.

    moves to next one and next one and on...
  4. Chemical form
    Neurotransmitters
  5. Acetylcholine (neurotransmitter)
    • Primary roles.
    • learning, memory, muscle contractions
    • Associated disorders.
    • Alzhimers disease
  6. Dopamine (neurotransmitter)
    • Primary roles.
    • movement/tremmors, thought process, rewarding sensation.
    • Associated disorders.
    • Parkinsons disease, schizophrenia, drug addiction
  7. Serotonin (neurotransmitter)
    • Primary roles.
    • emotional state, sleep
    • Associated disorders.
    • depression
  8. Norepinephrine (neurotransmitter)
    • Primary roles.
    • physical arousal, learning, memory
    • Associated disorders.
    • depression, stress
  9. GABA (neurotransmitter)
    • Primary roles.
    • inhibition of brain activity
    • associated disorders.
    • anxiety disorders
  10. Endorphines (neurotransmitter)
    • Primary roles.
    • pain preception, positive emotions
    • associated disorders.
    • opiate addiction
  11. Nervous System
    • Central nervous system (CNS)
    • peripheral nervous system (PNS)
  12. Central Nervous system
    • Brain
    • Spinal cord
    • ---connects brain and peripheral nervous system.
  13. Peripheral nervous system

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