PSYC 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Hypothalamus, Limbic System, Postcentral Gyrus

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6 Feb 2015
Department
Course
Professor
Intro to Psychology
October 1st, 2013
Test
Tuesday October 8th
Chapter 1-3
Biological Basis of Behaviour II
The Human Nervous System
CNS (central nervous system)
PNS (peripheral nervous system)
CNS-Brain and Spinal Cord
Features in common:
1) Meninges – protective coverings
2) Bathed in CSF
Somatic System
Controls voluntary systems
Sensory receptors (afferent nerve fibres)
Voluntary muscles (efferent nerve fibres)
Autonomic System
Controls involuntary systems
Organs
Smooth muscles
Blood vessels
Glands
Parasympathetic and Sympathetic
Endocrine System
A set of glands
Produce hormones and release them into the blood where they alter activity
Master gland= the pituitary
Forebrain
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