Biological Psychology Flashcards

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Autonomic Nervous System

This portion of your nervous system controls automatic bodily responses, like breathing or the rate of your heartbeat. It deals with unconscious, bodily actions.

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Endocrine System
This body system includes the glands that produce hormones and is involved in converting the food you eat into energy.
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Behavior
The actions that you take. Your behavior can be affected by biological factors.
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Biological Systems
The different physical systems of your body. This includes the nervous and endocrine systems.
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Biopsychology
This branch of psychology tries to determine how biology affects our feelings and actions. It involves the study of the endocrine system.
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Biopsychologists
These doctors focus on the connections between biology and psychology, including how your brain, muscles, and glands interact with one another.
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Broca's Aphasia
A form of brain damage caused by damage to the frontal lobe. Individuals with this condition have difficulty speaking.
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Symptoms of Low Levels of Thyroid Hormones
Difficulties sleeping
Increased heart rate
Feeling anxious
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Symptoms of High Levels of Thyroid Hormones
Fatigue
Weight gain
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Using these flashcards will allow you to review the endocrine and nervous system as well as the effects of serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. You can check out cards that cover the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, and temporal lobe of the brain. Check out what biopsychologists are focused on studying and review the facets of the field of biopsychology with these flashcards.

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Symptoms of High Levels of Thyroid Hormones
Fatigue
Weight gain
Symptoms of Low Levels of Thyroid Hormones
Difficulties sleeping
Increased heart rate
Feeling anxious
Broca's Aphasia
A form of brain damage caused by damage to the frontal lobe. Individuals with this condition have difficulty speaking.
Biopsychologists
These doctors focus on the connections between biology and psychology, including how your brain, muscles, and glands interact with one another.
Biopsychology
This branch of psychology tries to determine how biology affects our feelings and actions. It involves the study of the endocrine system.
Biological Systems
The different physical systems of your body. This includes the nervous and endocrine systems.
Behavior
The actions that you take. Your behavior can be affected by biological factors.
Endocrine System
This body system includes the glands that produce hormones and is involved in converting the food you eat into energy.
Autonomic Nervous System

This portion of your nervous system controls automatic bodily responses, like breathing or the rate of your heartbeat. It deals with unconscious, bodily actions.

Central Nervous System
The bodily system that receives and works with sensory signals. This system includes your brain and your spinal cord.
Peripheral Nervous System
Made up of your sensory and motor neurons, this body system provides sensory information to your brain and delivers motor information to your glands and muscles.
Neuroplasticity
A term used to describe how the brain adapts to new circumstances and injury.
Temporal Lobe
The section of your brain that processes what you hear. It can grow when you practice a musical instrument.
Parietal Lobe
This area of your brain is involved in understanding language.
Endorphins
Neurotransmitters released during exercise.
Dopamine
This neurotransmitter is tied to concentration, memory, and movement.
Neurons
A specific kind of nerve cell that relays signals throughout the nervous system.
Serotonin
A neurotransmitter that deals with moods, the sleep cycle, sex drive, and appetite. Depression or anxiety can result from low levels of this neurotransmitter.
Frontal Lobe
This portion of your brain is used while speaking, planning, and effectively coordinating movement.

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