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GACE Behavioral Science: Nervous System Development - Chapter Summary
Major nervous system and brain functions are among the numerous topics that you can go over in this chapter. Upon completion of the chapter, you will have also been able to brush up on these potential GACE Behavioral Science exam items:
- The various kinds of neurons
- Sensory nerves
- Peripheral and central nervous systems
- The fight-or-flight response
- The brain and its functions
- The cerebral cortex
Each of the video lessons requires only about 5 minutes of your time. Take a practice quiz after each video to quickly evaluate your grasp before moving on.
GACE Behavioral Science: Nervous System Development Chapter Objectives
The GACE Behavioral Science assessment gauges your preparedness for a teaching role in Georgia based on your score. There are two tests on the exam, and each has 60 questions and a two-hour time limit. Any assessment items that are concerned with the nervous system come from the Psychology subarea on Test I. This subarea overall makes up around 80% of Test I's 60 selected-response questions.
1. Functions of the Nervous System
In this lesson, we'll watch Timmy as he plays in his backyard. Watch what happens when he tries to catch a butterfly, hears a mean dog bark, and scrapes his knee. All of Timmy's reactions are tied to his nervous system. For a full explanation of what goes on in the human nervous system, check out the video!
2. The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
Did you know that hammerhead sharks and platypuses share a special type of sensory neuron that humans and most other animals don't have? In this lesson, you'll find out what that sensory neuron and a whole lot of others can do. You'll also learn how the nervous system is organized and the differences between the central and peripheral nervous systems.
3. The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
In this lesson, you'll learn about two subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system - the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Watch as a hiker, Phil, runs away from a terrifying bear and see how these systems react to the impending danger!
4. Brain Structures and Functions Part I
The brain's complexity can often be difficult to understand because it serves so many important functions. In this lesson, you'll get a little help from Nrr, the alien biologist, who will guide you through understanding the structure and functions of the human brain.
5. The Cerebral Cortex: Brain Structures and Functions Part II
Check out this video lesson to learn about the four lobes of the human brain - the frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal. You'll learn about the functions and processes of each region.
6. Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans
Do you wonder how your body is able to maintain a consistent temperature? Have you ever questioned why you get goosebumps when you're cold? This lesson will introduce you to homeostasis and answer your questions about body temperature regulation and reactions, like goosebumps.
7. Positive and Negative Feedback in the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System
In this lesson, you'll study positive and negative feedback in the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. You'll also learn why we have a fight or flight instinct and how it works.
8. The Structure and Function of Neurons
In this video lesson, you'll learn about neurons, which are specialized cells in the nervous system. Check out how far neurons can send signals throughout the body and how depolarization is much like 'the wave' at a football game.
9. Types of Neurons: Sensory, Afferent, Motor, Efferent & More
There are many types of neurons in your body that help you see, smell, hear, and move. In this lesson, you'll learn more about afferent, efferent, sensory, and motor neurons.
10. Sensory Nerves: Types and Functions of Sensors and Receptors
In this lesson, we will explore what gives you the ability to sense temporary and sustained pressure, touch, and vibration. In addition, we'll touch base on certain nerves that allow you to sense the coolness of an ice cube in your mouth or the sensation of warmth on your skin.
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Other chapters within the GACE Behavioral Science Test I (050): Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE Behavioral Science: Introduction to Psychology
- GACE Behavioral Science: Major Psychological Theories
- GACE Behavioral Science: Models & Approaches
- GACE Behavioral Science: Psychological Research Methods
- GACE Behavioral Science: Biological Bases of Behavior
- GACE Behavioral Science: Biological Influences on Behavior
- GACE Behavioral Science: Prenatal & Infant Development
- GACE Behavioral Science: Language & Cognitive Development
- GACE Behavioral Science: Childhood & Adolescent Development
- GACE Behavioral Science: Personality Development & Theories
- GACE Behavioral Science: Development in Adulthood
- GACE Behavioral Science: Atypical Development
- GACE Behavioral Science: Sensation & Perception
- GACE Behavioral Science: Learning
- GACE Behavioral Science: Memory
- GACE Behavioral Science: Information Processing
- GACE Behavioral Science: Learning Differences
- GACE Behavioral Science: Intelligence & Achievement
- GACE Behavioral Science: Social Psychology
- GACE Behavioral Science: Social Behaviors
- GACE Behavioral Science: Motivation & Emotion
- GACE Behavioral Science: Psychological Disorders
- GACE Behavioral Science: Psychological Treatments
- GACE Behavioral Science: Introduction to Anthropology
- GACE Behavioral Science: Types of Societies
- GACE Behavioral Science: History & Theories of Anthropology
- GACE Behavioral Science: Human Evolution
- GACE Behavioral Science: Research Methods in Anthropology
- GACE Behavioral Science Test I Flashcards