Year 11 Topic: The Brain & Neuropsychology

Filter: What do I need to know?

The Nervous System 

The structure and function of the following:

  • Central Nervous System (CNS)
  • Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
  • Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
  • Somatic Nervous System (SNS)
  • The parasympathetic and sympathetic states of the ANS
  • Fight or Flight reponse
  • ​James-Lange Theory of Emotion & Evaluation

  • Motor, sensory and relay neurons
  • The synapse and synaptic transmission
  • Hebb's Theory of Learning and Neuronal Growth

The Brain

The function of the following:
  • Frontal lobe
  • Parietal lobe
  • Temporal lobe
  • Occipital lobe
  • Cerebellum
Brain localisation
  • Motor cortex
  • Somatosensory cortex
  • Visual cortex
  • Auditory cortex
  • Broca's area
  • Wernicke's area
  • Penfield's Interpretive Cortex Study


Brain scanning techniques:

  • CT scans
  • PET scans
  • fMRI scans
  • What happens when the nervous system is damaged?
  • Tulving's 'Gold' Memory Study

LEARN: Homework Tasks

Each week, pick a topic or study that we have been looking at and choose one of the following:

  • Create an in-depth revision poster on the topic/study
  • Write a song that explores the psychological topic/debate
  • Attend psychology revision and complete exam questions
  • Create a PowerPoint Presentation on the topic/study and e-mail it to me (no copy and paste allowed)
  • Complete the questions related to the recent topic on the document attached below.

Challenge Option

Write a mini-essay explaining the topic/section/study we have completed (no more than one side of A4)

TEST: Exam Questions