In addition to controlling other endocrine glands, the pituitary also has primary responsibility for regulating:
Bundles of axons which connect the peripheral nervous system to the brain and spinal cord are called
are chemical messengers mostly manufactured by the endocrine glands, and they can influence our interest in sex, food, and aggression
Endocrine glands that play an important role in helping us respond to stress are the:
formation from the peripheral nervous system is carried to the central nervous system by neural "cables" called
Compared to messages delivered by the nervous system, messages delivered by the endocrine system are
slower and last longer
Which of the following is an important part of the endocrine system but is not an endocrine gland?
simliarites of endocrine and nervous system
both secrete molecules that activate receptors elsewhere
Bundles of axons that connect the peripheral nervous system to the brain and spinal cord are called
study of the relationship between reasoning capacities and brain functions would be of most direct interest to
the school of psychology, founded by Wilhelm Wundt, that maintains that conscious experience breaks down into objective sensations and subjective feelings.
William James's school of thought that stressed the adaptive and survival value of behaviors
basic vs. applied research
.pure science that aims increase scientific knowledge base
-scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
an experiment in which neither the experimenter nor the participants know which participants received which treatment
The shift away from strict behaviorism, characterized by renewed interest in fundamental problems of consciousness and internal mental processes.
to repeat a research study, usually with different participants and in different situations, to confirm the results of the original study
mary whilton calkins
founded one of the first psychological labratories in the US and was the fist woman elected president of the American Psychological Association
studies our connection between brain activity and processess and thinking , knowing, remembering and communicating
school of thought that focuses on how much our genes and our environment influence our individual differences.
Questionnaires and interviews that ask people directly about their experiences, attitudes, or opinions.
indicates a direct relationship, 0 and 1, both factors increase together or decrease together
the factor that is being manipulated, the variable that is being studied, doesnt change
the output the variable that may change in response to manipulation of the independent variable
the body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream.
recording apparatus using electrodes placed on the scalp that records waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain surface
a technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism, shows brain anatomy
a view of brain activity, shoots radioactive stuff in body, showing radioactive glucose and what the brain does
peripheral nervous system
Division of the nervous system that connects the central nervous system to the rest of the body
parts of neuron
dendrite-picks up info in nerve impulses
cell body- contains nucleus
The AXON which carries the impulse away from the cell body.
layer of fatty material around a neuron's axon membrane that speeds electrical impulses
chemical "messengers" of the endocrine system that are released into the blood, produced by endocrine glands
outermost covering of the brain consisting of densely packed neurons, higher thought processes and interpretation of sensory input
hemisphere of brain that specializes in speaking, calculating, logic, language processing (concrete)
This half of the brain specializes in perception of physical environment, art, nonverbal communication, music & spiritual aspects. It receives information from and controls the opposite side of the body. -abstract
the brain's ability to change, especially during childhood, by reorganizing after damage or by building new pathways based on experience