This accessible introductory text addresses the core knowledge domain of biological psychology, with focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area. Biological Psychology outlines the importance and purpose of the biological approach and contextualises it with other perspectives in psychology, emphasizing the interaction between biology and the environment. Learning features including case studies, review questions and assignments are provided to aid students' understanding and promote a critical approach. Extended critical thinking and skill-builder activities develop the reader's higher-level academic skills.

The Nervous System

The nervous system

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • have a good understanding of the divisions of the nervous system;
  • have developed your critical thinking skills in reflection;
  • have developed your independent learning skills;
  • have a good understanding of the ‘mechanics’ of the nervous system, that is, the structure and function of the individual cells in the nervous system.

The Organisation of the Nervous System

The nervous system is a large and complex interconnecting network of cells and nerves that weaves its way throughout most of the body, carrying out some very important functions. Although it is all interconnected, some parts of the system carry out very different functions to others, and it is useful to be able to differentiate between these different parts. To ...

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