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GRE Psychology: Physiological and Behavioral Neuroscience - Chapter Summary
Master the concepts of physiological and behavioral neuroscience before taking the GRE Psychology test with the engaging and effective lessons in this chapter. These short video lessons cover the neuroanatomy and physiology of the brain and nervous system in a way that makes learning fun. Lessons in this chapter cover:
- Biological psychology: an introduction
- Neurons and neurotransmitters
- The components of the nervous system
- The structure of the brain
- Neuroplasticity and the endocrine system
The lessons in this chapter review all aspects of physiological and behavioral neuroscience with practice questions and quizzes that can test your comprehension of the various topics. Each component is broken down into easy-to-digest video lessons to make sure you understand all the elements of physiological and behavioral neuroscience and how they interact.
GRE Psychology Physiological and Behavioral Neuroscience Chapter Objectives
The GRE Psychology assessment is an upper-level exam used to determine your readiness to undertake graduate-level study in psychology. It consists of 205 multiple-choice questions, of which approximately 12-14% are on physiological and behavioral neuroscience. Our lessons on physiological and behavioral neuroscience cover all of the topics you'll be tested on in the GRE Psychology exam. Some of the objectives of these lessons include:
- The anatomy of physiology of neurons
- Types of neurotransmitters and how they function
- Components of the nervous system
- Parts of the brain and their functions
- The concept of neuroplasticity
- The endocrine and its connection to the nervous system
The physiological and behavioral neuroscience portion of the GRE Psychology is a sizable component of the exam. Each question will present several possible answers, of which only one is correct.
1. Intro to Biological Psychology
What are the biological factors that affect our behavior? In this lesson, you'll take a look at biological psychology, which looks at the interplay between biological processes and mental states.
2. What is a Neuron? - Definition, Parts & Function
What are the parts of a neuron? You'll watch Neuron Garciaparra work up a sweat as he throws baseballs to demonstrate the structures and functions of the billions of neurons that reside in your body.
3. What is a Neurotransmitter? - Definition, Types, Function & Examples
How do our bodies communicate with our brains and vice versa? In this video, you'll see how neurons and neurotransmitters can be likened to billions of tiny baseball players engaged in a non-stop game of catch.
4. Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral
What happens in your nervous system when you react to stimuli? Did you know that the brain is sometimes uninvolved with reflexes? Find out the answer to these questions, and more, in this lesson on the human nervous system.
5. Parts of the Brain
Is there a way to easily remember the many parts of the brain? Don't be afraid of all these complex terms; this lesson outlines some easy and fun phrases to help you memorize the brain's anatomy. Let's take a look.
6. What is Neuroplasticity? - Definition & Examples
Is your brain preprogrammed and unchangeable or adaptive and malleable? As you watch this video, you'll explore how the brain, a more resilient and resourceful machine than any computer, responds to damage and new experiences.
7. Endocrine System Function & Hormone Regulation
Our hormones play a big part in how we feel and behave throughout the day. Hormones also affect important bodily functions. What other functions do our hormones regulate? Find out in this lesson on the endocrine system!
8. Ethological Theory: Definition & Explanation
This lesson will give an explanation of ethological theory - noting the history, founding contributors, and distinguishing characteristics of this evolutionary approach in understanding newborns and their ability to attach and ultimately survive.
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