Aggression: Neural and hormonal mechanisms in aggression


A Level


5m 50s
In this podcast we will discuss the specific biological influence that neural and hormonal mechanisms play in aggressive behaviour, including the role of the limbic system, the neurotransmitters, serotonin and testosterone, as well as genetic factors, with special reference to the MAOA gene.


Jean Marc Lawton


Neural and hormonal mechanisms

  • Listen to the podcast on neural and hormonal mechanisms and makes notes as you do that will allow you construct a mind map on the topic, which makes reference to:


1] The limbic system

2] Serotonin

3] Testosterone

4] Genetic factors


  • You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this

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