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  • Noradrenalin -


  • 1. PHYSIOLOGICAL BASISOF BEHAVIORPrepared by:Lopez, Shaira RizzaTanteco, SebastianZorilla, Ina Claudette
  • 2. ACTIVITY 1:
  • 3. ACTIVITY:Direction: Look at the images and read their COLORS and not the words…
  • 5. EXPLANATIONThe activity results to a left- right conflict.Your left brain tries to tell you the color but your right brain insists on the word.
  • 7. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM A biological highway of information Can receive, send, and interpret information by electrical signals A complex network of nerve cells that regulates our bodily functions and permits us to reach to the external world It contains nerve cells or NEURONS
  • 8. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Neuron  It is the base of the nervous system  Its basic purpose is to receive information and send a signal to other neurons, muscles, or glands.  It is a nerve cell  It has a cell body, a very long axon sheathed in myelin, and dendrites.
  • 10. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Cell Body  Also known as the Soma  Is the bulbous end of the neuron  It contains the cell nucleus  It makes use of nutrients to supply energy for neuronal activity.
  • 11. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Axons  These are long cytoplasmic tubes that carries electric impulses from one part of the body to another.  They are insulated from each other by their myelin sheaths.  May have branches called terminal buttons at its end.Myelin Sheath – the fatty insulating layer that surrounds many axons.
  • 12. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Dendrites  These are tiny branches at the ends of all neurons  Are organelles that sense the neurotransmitter secreted by the axon of another neuron  Dendrites and axons do not directly touch each other; there is a gap, called a synapse.
  • 13. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 3 Types of Neurons  Sensory Neurons (Afferent)– posses a long dendrite and short axon. They carry sensory receptors to the CNS.  Motor Neurons (Efferent) – have long axon and short dendrites. They transmit messages to from the CNS to the muscles or the glands.  Interneurons (Connector) – located only in the CNS where there is a neuron-to-neuron connection.
  • 14. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Neurotransmitters  Chemicals, called neurotransmitters are released from one neuron at the presynaptic nerve terminal then they cross the synapse where they may be accepted by the next neuron at a specialized site called a receptor
  • 15. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Examples of Neurotransmitters  Acetylcholine – fecilitates learning and memory  Norepinephrine or Noradrenaline – too little may lead to depression; too much causes hyperactivity  Dopamine – too much may lead to Schizophrenic Reaction; too little causes Parkinson’s Disease  Epinephrine or Adrenaline – also called the fight- or-flight hormone  Endorphins – natural pain-killers or “feel-good” drugs
  • 17. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Consists of the brain and the spinal cord It causes sensory information to the brain by the afferent and efferent nerves It plays a key role in various reflexes It integrates the information that it receives from, and coordinates the activity of, all parts of the bodiesAfferent – conveys impulse toward the CNSEfferent – conveys impulse to effectors
  • 18. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Spinal Cord  It is a bundle of nerve fibers, no thicker than the human thumb, that links the brain with the rest of the body  It is protected by the vertebral column  Located at the dorsal side of the body and links the brain to the rest of the body.
  • 20. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Brain  A mass of nerve tissue located in the head that controls the body’s function  It is protected by the skull  It weigh 3lbs and contains 90% of the body neurons  It has two hemispheres: the left and right  It has three major parts which consists of the forebrain, midbrain, and the hindbrain
  • 21. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 3 Major Parts of the Brain: 1. Forebrain  Occupies the largest part and the entire upper portion of the skull  It is composed of two major hemispheres:the left and right  Important Parts are the: • Thalamus • Hypothalamus • Cerebrum
  • 22. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMo Thalamus  It may be thought of as a kind of switchboard of information  Regulates the state of sleep and wakefulness  A by-station from the sensory organs to the cerebral cortex sensory regions  Has a somatosensory mapping of the body and has known integrative functions
  • 23. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Hypothalamus  It collects and integrates a huge variety of information from the body and to organize neural and endocrine responses that maintain homeostasis  It controls the autonomic functions, emotions, endocrine functions, homeostasis, motor functions, regulates food and water intake, regulates sleep-wake cycle, and sex drive and hormones
  • 24. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Cerebrum  It is the main area of the forebrain  It is the part of the brain that controls thought, memory and the senses  It is divided into two parts - the right hemisphere, which controls the left side of the body; and the left hemisphere, which controls the right side of the body.
  • 26. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 3 Major Parts of the Brain: 2. Midbrain  Tracts between the cerebrum and the spinal cord and functions as part of the overall impulse conduction system.  It also controls some auditory and visual responses
  • 27. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 3 Major Parts of the Brain: 3. Hindbrain  It is close to the spinal cord  Includes the Medulla Oblongata, Pons, and Cerebellum • Medulla Oblongata - has an important role in heartbeat, breathing, and blood circulation • Pons - lies in the brainstem just above the medullaoblongata • Cerebellum - maintains posture, coordinates muscular activities; called organ of motor coordination
  • 28. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM The brain also consists of 4 lobes namely the: 1. Frontal Lobe - is located at the front of the brain and is associated with reasoning, motor skills, higher level cognition, and expressive language 2. Parietal Lobe - is located in the middle section of the brain and is associated with processing tactile sensory information such as pressure, touch, and pain
  • 29. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM The brain also consists of 4 lobes namely the 3. Temporal Lobe - is located on the bottom section of the brain. This lobe is also the location of the primary auditory cortex, which is important for interpreting sounds and the language we hear 4. Occipital Lobe - is located at the back portion of the brain and is associated with interpreting visual stimuli and information
  • 32. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM It connects the CNS to sensory organs, other organs of the body, muscles, blood vessels, and glands This is divided into 2 major divisions namely the Somatic Nervous System and the Autonomic Nervous System
  • 33. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM1. Somatic Nervous System  Made up of sensory system and motor nerves that activate skeletal muscles responsible for movement  Has 43 pairs of major nerves: 12 pairs of Cranial Nerves and 31 pairs of Spinal Nerves
  • 34. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM2. Autonimic Nervous System  Functions in an involuntary, reflexive manner  Acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness, and controls visceral functions  Has 2 subsystems namely the Sympathetic Nervous System and the Parasympathetic Nervous System Visceral – of relating to, or located on or among the viscera
  • 35. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM1. Sympathetic Nervous System  involved in the “fight or flight” response during emergency situation or in high emotion  It increases alertness, stimulates tissue, and prepares the body for quick responses to unusual situations.  causes activation & energy expenditure
  • 36. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM2. Parasympathetic Nervous System  involved in “rest or repose” system as it quiets the body and returns it to a lower intensity of arousal  calms the body after the emergency situation is resolved  involved in relaxation  conserves energy and controls sedentary
  • 40. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones hormones regulate the body’s growth, metabolism, and sexual development and function Hormones are directly released on the bloodstream because they have no ducts or structured passageways to the organs that they serve
  • 42. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Classification of Hormones 1. Steroids – lipids derived from cholesterol and it is secreted by the gonads, adrenal cortex, and placenta 2. Peptides – short chains of amino acids and it is secreted by the pituitary, parathyroid, heart, stomach, liver, and kidneys 3. Amines – derived from amino acid tyrosine and it is secreted by the adrenal medulla
  • 43. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Pituitary Gland is the master gland and influences growth, metabolism and regeneration It is divided into 2 parts: the anterior and posterior Growth Hormones (GH) is a peptide anterior pituitary hormone essential for growth. Too little GH may cause dwarfism and too much may cause gigantism. Gonadotropins affect the gonads by stimulating gamete formation and production of sex hormones
  • 44. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Prolactin is secreted near the end of pregnancy and prepares the breasts for milk production Antidiuretic Hormones (ADH) and oxytocin are produced in the hypothalamus and transported by axons to the posterior pituitary where they are dumped into the blood ADH controls water balance in the body and blood pressure Oxytocin is a small peptide hormone that stimulates uterine contractions during childbirth
  • 45. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Adrenal Glands enables us to cope with stress It is divided into an inner medulla and an outer cortex The medulla synthesizes amine hormones while the cortex secretes steroid hormones The adrenal medulla consists of modified neurons that secrete two hormones: epinephrine and norepinephrine The adrenal cortex produces several steroid hormones in three classes: mineralcorticoids, glucorticoids, and sex hormones
  • 46. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Thyroid Gland located in the neck and the follicles in the thyroid secrete thyroglobulin, a storage form of thyroid hormone Low production of thyroid hormones is called hypothyroidism High production of thyroid hormones is called hyperthyroidism
  • 47. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Pancreas contains exocrine cells that secrete digestive enzymes into the small intestine and clusters of endocrine cells (pancreatic islets)and it secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon, which regulate blood glucose levels Too high glucose level may result to hyperglycemia Too low glucose level may result to hypoglycemia