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Unformatted text preview: Sympathetic Nervous System Arouses body to expend energy and respond to threat Parasympathetic Calms body to conserve energy and restore the status quo Sensory Transmits messages from sense organs to the central nervous system; also known as afferent neurons Reticular formation Helps screen incoming sensory information and controls arousal. Motor Neurons Transmit messages from the central nervous system; also known as afferent neurons. Interneuron Neurons within the central nervous system that internally communicate and intervene between the sensory and motor neurons. Autonomic Nervous System Subdivision of the peripheral nervous system that controls involuntary functions, such as heart rate and digestion. Sympathetic Nervous System Subdivision of the autonomic nervous system responsible for arousing the body and mobilizing its energy during time of stress; also called the fight or flight...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at TAMU Intl..
- Spring '08