Warm Up • What is the purpose of neurons? • List the 5 ways psychologists can study the brain. • Which part of your brain makes you shiver when you come in Ms. Pierrot’s room and it is -5 degrees?
Quote of the Week! • “The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions.”
Endocrine System • Another way the body communicates (in addition to the nervous system) • Uses hormones • Sends messages through blood stream • Much slower process than nervous system
Hormones • Chemicals which carry the messages throughout the blood steam
Pituitary Gland • Main gland • Controls the output of hormones by other glands • Links Nervous System with Endocrine System • Tiny in size, HUGE in importance!!!!
Thyroid Gland • Produces thyroxin • Linked to metabolism and growth • Not enough thyroxin sluggish (hypothyroidism) • Too much thyroxin hyper (hyperthyroidism)
Adrenal Gland • Deal with emotions such as anger and fear • Produces adrenaline and noradrenaline, as well as cortical steroids • Handle emergencies
Sex Glands • Testes (male)- Testosterone • Muscle and bone growth, male characteristics • Ovaries (female)- Estrogen, Progesterone • Reproductive Cycle
Working Together… Fight OR Flight? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2GywoS77qc • http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/fight-or-flight.htm
Nervous and Endocrine • Read through the attached article independently or quietly with your partner • Create the following chart on a sheet of paper
The Brain-Documentary http://movies.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=60023414&trkid=13462100&t=National%2BGeographic%253A%2BThe%2BHuman%2BBody&tctx=-99%2C-99%2Cda9d4e73-667c-4339-beec-e04d468f297e-19512275 1- Why does Scott have to have surgery? 2- Why does he have to be awake during surgery? 3-What parts of the brain is the tumor near? 4-What could happen if certain areas of the brain are damaged during surgery?
Exit Ticket • How can the brain be studied to better understand athletic abilities? Choose any sport and describe the role the brain plays.