Biological Level of Analysis

Learning outcomes Biological Level of Analysis

2.1 Biological level of analysis: physiology and behaviour p. 38-50

Biological level of analysis chapter 2 1


The Human Nervous System part 1


Get the science behind the teenage brain:

Rubric for the Brain Group Work: Presentation & Factual information:


American Psychological Association website:

For the brain group:The whole brain Atlas:

Include: The Cortex, The Limbic System, The Cerebellum and the Brain Stem

For the neurotransmitters’ group:

Mouse Party: Take a look inside the brains of mice on drugs!

The simplified mechanisms of drug action

Your Powerpoints or Pdfs:

The brain MaGuire Taxi Drivers Broca and Wernicke’s area Serotonin presentation Dopamine Acetylcholine Split Brain


Wernicke’s area Research methods BROCAS APHASIA case study presentation General mapping of the Brain Dopamine 2013 Serotonin Split Brain Acetylcholine


How the environment affects the brain

Mirror Neurons

Mirror neurons

The Endocrine System

Technology in brain research brain scans

Examine one interaction between cognition and physiology in terms of behaviour:

how brain damage affects memory

2.2 Biological level of analysis: genetics and behaviour p.51-60

Power points used in class:

Genetics and behaviour

Interesting website with a 3D brain and various topics to explore (e.g. gene mapping):


Article: FÄRDIGHET Medfödd begåvning spelar liten roll. I stället handlar framgång om intensiv övning – som 10 000 timmar. Det menar Anders Ericsson, en av världens främsta forskare på expertprestationer. Till exempel ingår fotboll, schack, kirurgi och musik i hans studier.
– Med rätt motivation kan många bli väldigt duktiga inom ett område.


The developing child “nature vs. nurture debate”

Part I

Part II

Part III

ethical-considerations-in-research-into-genetic-influences-of-behavior(word document)

Ethical Issues in Genetic Research Manual (pdf)


A Boy without a penis:,9171,986085,00.html



Eugenics_revisited (discussed in class)


2.3 An integrative look at criminal behaviour p. 61-66

Power point used in class:

An integrative look at criminal behaviour




A fenomenal book to read (partly portrayed in the video below):

Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran

Part 1 – Phantoms In The Brain (Episode 1)


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