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Biopsychology – The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
In this course, Mr Kevin Silber (University of Derby) discusses the functions of the nervous system and the endocrine system. In the first lecture, we think about the role of neurons and the process of synaptic transmission. In the second lecture, we think about different types of neurotransmitters. In the third lecture, we think about the impact of recreational drugs on the brain. Next, we turn to the endocrine system and discuss how the different hormones produced by our endocrine glands are used to regulate bodily functions and processes. In the fifth and final lecture, we look at how the nervous system and the endocrine system work together to produce the ‘fight or flight’ response when our body is confronted with a threat.
In this lecture, we think about the process of synaptic transmission, focusing in particular on: (i) how nerve cells or ‘neurons’ are structured; (ii) how information is transmitted between neurons through electrical and chemical signals; (iii) the role of neurotransmitters in relaying chemical information at the synapse; (iv) how this may have either an excitatory or inhibitory effect on the next neuron.
Cite this Lecture
Silber, K. (2020, January 30). Biopsychology – The Nervous and Endocrine Systems - Synaptic Transmission [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/the-nervous-system-and-the-endocrine-system/neurotransmitters
Silber, K. "Biopsychology – The Nervous and Endocrine Systems – Synaptic Transmission." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 30 Jan 2020, https://massolit.io/courses/the-nervous-system-and-the-endocrine-system/neurotransmitters