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Biological Influences of Psychology - System Functions

In order to better understand how preschool children learn from their play activities, you have advised the Product Development department to study the biological influences of psychology.See the scenario for the specifics of your role.

Develop a short presentation describing the biological influences of psychology . In your presentation you may include elements such as :

1. Functions of the various systems and the divisions of the nervous system.

2.The importance of understanding the biological influences of psychology. Detail what these influences are.

3.The importance that biological factors play in the bodily appetites

4.Similarities and differences in the functions of the spiral cord and the brain.

5.Major areas of the brain and the function of each area. How prescription medicines are designed to positively affect brain function.

6 The way hormones affect our behavior. Include references.

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Biological Influences of Psychology

1. Functions of the various systems and the divisions of the nervous system.

Autonomic nervous system

Regulates the muscles and glands in the body. It comprises of two sub divisions:

a) Sympathetic nervous system is responsible for the flight or flight responses such as increased heart rate, heavy breathing, perspiration and changes in the digestive system.

b) Para sympathetic nervous system puts the body at rest and relaxes the body to conserve its energy, so in this case, the breathing is slowed, the heart rate is slowed and the digestive system works normally at a regulated pace.

Central nervous system includes the brain and the spinal cord with their respective functions
to manage the sensory motor adaptations of the human body.

CNS consists of the following brain structures:

Spinal cord - Brainstem - Rhombencephalon: Pons, Cerebellum, Medulla oblongata & Mesencephalon: Tectum, Cerebral peduncle, Pretectum, Mesencephalic duct

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