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Biological Basis of Behavior - Chapter Summary
In these lessons on biological reasons for behavior, you will review receptor processes and sensory mechanisms. Your understanding of sensory coding will improve while studying these lessons. By the end of the chapter, you should feel confident and prepared to:
- Explain how we interpret information from the world around us
- Discuss how information is sent from sensory receptors to the brain
- Provide examples of negative feedback in biology
- Recall different types of adjustment mechanisms
- Explain the origin of neural impulses
- List parts and functions of the human nervous system
These engaging lessons can help you easily understand the topics presented. You can study all the lessons in order, or just review the topics of your choosing. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson, which will help to measure how much you have learned.
1. Receptor Processes & Sensory Mechanisms
How do we receive and interpret information from the world around us? In this lesson, we'll look at an overview of sensation and perception, including the differences between the two and the basic process of moving from one to the other.
2. Sensory Coding: Getting Messages from Receptors to Your Brain
When you stub your toe, you feel pain. But that's not all to the story: information about what your toe is feeling has to travel up to your brain. In this lesson, we'll look at the process of sending information from sensory receptors to the brain.
3. What is Negative Feedback in Biology? - Definition & Examples
Negative feedback is a key regulatory mechanism for physiological function in living things. Learn the definition, explore some examples and find out how this process happens in your body. Test your new knowledge at the end with a quiz.
4. The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions
Your nervous system allows you to experience the world around you and react to it. It's a complex system that's split into two main parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Read on to learn the parts and functions of the system.
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