chp2 - Michael Mann PSY2012 March 3, 2008 Chapter 2...

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Michael Mann PSY2012 March 3, 2008 Chapter 2 Outline: Organization of the Nervous System 1. Nervous system - an extensive network of specialized cells that carries information to and from all parts of the body 2. Central nervous system- the "central processing unit" -part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord 3. Spinal Cord -a long bundle of neurons that carries messages to and from the body to the brain that is responsible for very fast, lifesaving reflexes 4. Brain A. hindbrain i. Medulla- the first large swelling at the top of the spinal cord, forming the lowest part of the brain, which is responsible for life-sustaining functions such as breathing, swallowing, and heart rate. ii. Pons- the larger swelling above the medulla that connects the top of the brain to the bottom and that plays a part in sleep, dreaming, left-right body coordination, and arousal. iii.Cerebellum-part of the lower brain located behind the pons that controls and coordinates involuntary, rapid, fine movement
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HUN 1201 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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chp2 - Michael Mann PSY2012 March 3, 2008 Chapter 2...

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