Psychology

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Psychology
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Nervous System
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  1. Reticular information
    awake/sleep, attention/alertness
  2. Medalla
    heart rate, blood pressure
  3. pons
    sleep-wake cycles links lower brain to higher
  4. cerebellum
    balance & coordination
  5. thalamus
    relay center
  6. Hypothalamus
    emotion, motivation, & stress reactions
  7. Amygdala
    emotion of self preservation
  8. Hippocampus
    new memories
  9. pineal gland
    (regulates sleep) secretes melatonin
  10. Endocrine system
    endocrine glands that secrete hormones into the blood stream, organizes and regulates nervous system and bodily organs.
  11. Thyroid
    helps regulate bodys metabolism & energy
  12. Pancreas
    secretes insulin & glycogen
  13. adrenal glands
    secretes adrinalin, bodily reaction to stress
  14. gonads
    (ovaries & testies) testosterone & estrogen
  15. Frontal Lobe
    (front of cortex, forehead) about half the volume of the brain, very mysterious. Receives and coordinates messages from other 3 lobes of the cortex. Movements of body.
  16. Parietal Lobe
    (top back half) receives sensory information from all over the body, from sense receptors in the skin, muscles, joints, internal organs, and taste buds.
  17. Temporal Lobe
    (front of occipital lobe, roughly behind the temples.) It completes complex visual tasks such as recognizing faces and interpreting the facial emotions of others. Receives and processes information from the ears, contributes to balance and equilibrium, and regulates emotions and motivations such as anxiety, pleasure, and anger. (comprehend language)
  18. Occipital Lobe
    (very back) recieves and procesess visual information
  19. The Nervous System is divided into what two parts?
    Central Nervous System & Peripheral Nervous System
  20. Peripheral Nervous System is Divided into what two parts?
    Autonomic division & Somatic division
  21. Somatic division
    carries information to the CNS from the senses and from the CNS to the skeletal muscles.
  22. Autonomic division
    regulates internal environment. Carries information from the CNS to organs, blood vessels, & glands.
  23. Central Nervous System
    Brain & Spinal Cord
  24. Autonomic division is divided into what two parts?
    Sympathetic (arouses the body) & Parasympathetic (calms after arousal)

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