Yr13 Biorhythms Key Terms

Random Miscellaneous or definition Quiz

Can you name the Yr13 Biorhythms Key Terms?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
DefinitionKey Term
Term for animals active during the day
Small group of neurons in the hypothalamus: linked to maintaining sleep patterns
Shifting our body clock backwards, e.g. through shift work or jet lag
According to Horne, the lighter stages of NREM: non essential
Walking while asleep, obviously.
Sleep type associated with dreaming
Hormone vital for many biorhythms, levels of which increase at night and decrease when light
group of neurones in the RF that control NREM and secrete serotonin
Genetic condition most often typified by the sufferer experiencing cataplexy while awake
Insomnia that has no obvious cause
Scary dreams
aka RF: network of millions of neurones deep in the brain in charge of sleep and wake regulation
Term for animals active at night
Shifting our body clock forwards, e.g. through shift work or jet lag
An environmental factor affecting biorhythms
A biorhythm with a cycle lasting more than a day
Lifelong serious insomnia beginning in childhood: no obvious cause
What biorhythms do in the absence of zeitgebers
Insomnia caused by pre-existing conditions
Sleep disorder where people have issues sleeping
Rate at which animals burn up resources
Frequent episodes in sleep where breathing stops for a few seconds
A regular pattern of physiological, behavioural or cognitive behaviour
DefinitionKey Term
Neurotransmitter vital for emotional states, sleep and depression
Deep sleep where dreaming doesn't occur, characterised by large, slow EEG waves
Rare genetic condition where a person develops severe insomnia and eventually dies because of it
In the RF, a set of neurones that control REM sleep and secrete noradrenaline
Person awakes scared, disoriented and confused: NOT a type of nightmare
Explanation for functions of sleep, stating it has developed as an advantageous behaviour
Feeling of tiredness after long plane journeys
States that sleep is needed to help the body recuperate
A biorhythm with a cycle lasting 24 hours
An internal clock affecting biorhythms
The phenomenon where people deprived of REM sleep recover missed REM time
Small brain structure controlled by SCN that secretes Melatonin
EEG reading with no regular pattern, found when awake and when in REM sleep
Records electrical activity in the brain, aka E.E.G.
A biorhythm with a cycle lasting less than a day
Depression during the winter months, aka S.A.D.
Events occuring during sleep that DON'T lead to daytime sleepiness, e.g. nightmares, sleepwalking
Neurotransmitter important in sleep and arousal and feeding behaviour
Conditions that lead to loss of sleep and as a result cause daytime tiredness, e.g. Insomnia
According to Horne, a term to describe REM and deepest stages of sleep. So called because it is vital
Working patterns that involve working different sets of hours
EEG reading with regular pattern, found in deep sleep
An animal's living conditions

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments