Monthly Archives: February 2015

E6 Further studies of behaviour

Here’s what we need to cover in this last section of Option E. Honey bees are social organisms.  Describe the organization of a bee colony – who does what.  Find one other example of such social organization and describe it. What … Continue reading

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E5 The human brain

Here is a useful presentation we will use in class. Label a diagram of the brain.  Annotate the diagram to include functions of the parts. Explain how animal experiments, lesions and FMRI scanning can be used to identify the brain part involved in specific functions. Explain sympathetic and parasympathetic control of heart rate, … Continue reading

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E4 Neurotransmitters and synapses

Here are the big questions for us to tackle in this section: How does decision-making occur in the CNS? How do psychoactive drugs affect the brain and personality? What the physiological effects of THC and cocaine? What are the causes … Continue reading

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