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Unformatted text preview: The Brain in Two Parts: How it Works and What it Does The Nervous System The Bodys electrochemical communication system Divided into two parts: The Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System The Central Nervous System Made up of: 99 % Functions include: The central command system The Peripheral Nervous System Nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord which handles input and output of the CNS Connects the brain and spinal cord to the other areas of the body Neurons Individual Cells which receive, integrate and transmit information Sensory or Afferent Neurons: Motor or Efferent Neurons: Interneurons: How it All Works: Neurons in Action Neurons are the nerve cells which communicate to, from or inside the CNS Glial cells: The Structure of A Neuron Dendrites: Cell body/soma: Axons: The axon ends in branches or terminal buttons Myelin sheath: Synapses: Research has increased our knowledge about the interaction between the brain and experiences Long-term studies indicate that Communication of Neurons Resting potential: Action potential:...
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