Pineal gland refers to the gland in the brain that helps regulate body rhythms and sleep cycles. It is a small unpaired gland in the brain, just posterior to the thalamus, that releases the hormone melatonin Pineal gland is the gland at the base of the brain that René Descartes identified as being the seat of the soul.

Related Articles

Melatonin at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■■■
Melatonin is a natural hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland. The production and release . . . Read More
Central Core (Brain) at psychology-glossary.com■■■■
The Central Core (Brain) is found in all vertebrates; - - Its five main regions help regulate basic . . . Read More
Theta rhythms at psychology-glossary.com■■■■
Theta rhythms refer to brain waves with a frequency of about 6 cycles per second. - Humans do not produce . . . Read More
Ultradian rhythm at psychology-glossary.com■■■■
Ultradian rhythm refer to the 90-minute cycles of heightened and lowered brain Arousal observed throughout . . . Read More
Pituitary Gigantism at psychology-glossary.com■■■■
Pituitary Gigantism refers to the excessive growth and height due to chronic overactivity of the pituitary . . . Read More
Pituitary Gland at psychology-glossary.com■■■■
Pituitary Gland refers to the major Endocrine gland that lies partly on the outgrowth of the brain and . . . Read More
Anterior hypothalamus at psychology-glossary.com■■■■
Anterior hypothalamus refers to the anterior portion of the hypothalamus which is an area of the brain . . . Read More
ADH at psychology-glossary.com■■■■
ADH is the abbreviations of Alcohol Dehydrogenase which is a liver enzyme that metabolizes alcohol into . . . Read More
Hormone at psychology-glossary.com■■■■
Hormone refers to chemical messenger produced by the endocrine glands; - - In psychology, "hormone" . . . Read More
Endocrine system at psychology-glossary.com■■■■
Endocrine system refers to the system of glands that release their secretions (hormones) directly into . . . Read More