The Brain: Responses to Drugs

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This research guide is designed to help you find research material online and in the library for the Biological Psychology task to research physiological and psychological responses to drugs. This guide explores:

  • the structure and function of the major parts of the brain
  • structure and function of neurons
  • methods for investigating the brain and
  • physiological and psychological responses to drugs.

The Forebrain and Midbrain

Sterling Pixels. (2014). The human brain: forebrain and midbrain [Clickview broadcast]. Retrieved from

Brain Structure and Function

Scanning the Brain

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