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PSY 101 Ch. 2-4

Study Guide for Chapters 2-4

Neuroscience Study of the brain and nervous system
Biological psychology Explores how the brain and other biological systems influences human behavior
The PNS is divided into two subsystems Somatic nervous system and Autonomic nervous system
Endocrine Glands Tissues that produce and release hormones
Hormones Chemical substances released by glands that help regulate bodily activities
Frontal lobe Higher-level cognitive functions like thinking, planning, and personality characteristics
Parietal lobe Integration of sensory information like touch and temperature
Occipital lobe Processing of visual formation
Temporal lobe Hearing and language comprehension
Which statement concerning the study of the brain and the nervous system is MOST accurate? The term "neuroscience" refers to the study of the brain and the nervous system, whereas the term "biological psychology" refers to the study of how the nervous system influences behavior.
Dendrite is to axon as _____ is to _____. receiving; sending
The breaks between segments of an axon's myelin sheath are called: nodes of Ranvier
The tiny _____ gland may be considered the endocrine system's "master gland." pituitary
The temporal lobe is to the occipital lobe as _____ is to _____. hearing; vision
Created by: johnnyharrod13