Biological Psychology

Effects of Brain stimulation – What happens to the brain if it gets stimulated?

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) involves implanting electrodes within certain areas of the brain. These electrodes produce electrical impulses that regulate abnormal impulses. Or the electrical impulses can affect certain cells and chemicals within the brain. Electrical stimulation of the nervous system is used in the treatment of movement disorders, pain, and epilepsy. Stimulation involves placement of …

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Recording brain activity – How to measure brain functioning?

The human brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body. Some techniques that may be used for studying the human brain include: Electroencephalogram (EEG) The main use of an EEG is to detect and investigate epilepsy, a condition that causes repeated seizures. An EEG will help doctor identify the type of epilepsy …

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Viewpoints to explore the biology of behavior

Nervous system and behavior Spinal cord Maintenance of reflex actions. Medulla or Brain stem Controls the activities of ANS, which is concerned with vegetative and emergency functions. Thalamus and hypothalamus Emotional activities are highly responsible for behavioral activities. Cerebellum Maintenance of body equilibrium, postural sense, etc Cerebrum In the cerebrum, there are two hemispheres. The …

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Correlating brain anatomy with behavior

The brain has three main parts: the cerebrum, cerebellum and brainstem. Cerebrum: is the largest part of the brain and is composed of right and left hemispheres. It performs higher functions like interpreting touch, vision and hearing, as well as speech, reasoning, emotions, learning, and fine control of movement. Cerebellum: is located under the cerebrum. Its function …

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Approaches that relate brain and behavior

The brain receives information and internal and external influences that enable the most appropriate behaviors that should be triggered at any time. NEURO-BIOLOGICAL APPROACH The Neurobiological approach to psychology is when we look at how the neural functioning of neurons and neurotransmitters shape and affect the behavior of the person. The neurobiological basis of behavior …

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Biological Psychology- Introduction

Biological Psychology is the branch of psychology that analyse how brain, neurotransmitters and other aspects of our biology influence behaviour, feelings and thoughts. Biopsychology examines the topics such as how your eyes are able to inform your brain what you are reading Biological psychology also known as Biopsychology, Psychobiology, Physiological Psychology and behavioural neuroscience. It …

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