CCST9046-The Science of the Mind-body-health Relationship


CCST9046-The Science of the Mind-body-health Relationship


Scientific and Technological Literacy


In this course, students will delve into cutting edge issues in the science of the mind-body-health relationship and analyze how communication occurs both within and across the body’s systems (nervous, endocrine, immune). Philosophical issues of mind-body duality, the power of positive and negative suggestion, and the influence of brain architecture on behaviour will be critically examined.


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Items in the CCST9046-The Science of the Mind-body-health Relationship Collection

Stress and Memory - 1
1. Non-Conscious and Recalled memory.
2. Analyse the "Water Maze" experiment to conclude that chronic stress worsen our hippocampus dependent memory and its temporary impact.It can be recovered when getting rid of stress.
3. Noradrenaline enhances…

Men and Women under stress<br /><br />
The poster described differences between men and women when they are under stress.

Stress and Memory - how stress influences memory consolidation
This poster displays how stress infuences memory consolidation, mainly about nervous-endocnne interaction Adrenaline and Cortisol.

Stress and Memory - 2
1. How different stresses influence memory (improve and negatively affect).
2. How different cognitive parts affect memory: Hippocampus, amygdala.

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