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The Nervous and Digestive systems.
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The concept of wellness. The fact that you have control over your life and health. How stress impacts your body and health. You may not be able to change the stressor, but you may be able  to modify your stress response! Remember, during the stress lecture, there was a relationship  between your nervous system and stress? We will now learn the basics about your nervous system. After that, we will look at your basic digestive system,  which will  lead us to nutrition! What have we learned so far?
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Your body is very big, and very complicated. Basically speaking, your nervous system allows your body  to communicate with nature, and with itself. When you feel a hot stove with your hand, your  nerves alert your brain to pull your hand away.  This  prevents further injury. Pain is actually a good thing. What is your nervous system,  and what is it for?
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Your brain is the control  center for your body. Imagine your brain as your  bodies computer. This computer is connected to  a network. The centralized processing  takes place in your brain and  spinal cord. Your brain and spinal cord  communicate with your body  through a series of nerves.
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How do the CNS and PNS  relate to one another? Central NS Brain; spinal cord. Peripheral NS Nerves leading to body. Notice that your CNS tells  your body what to do. But your body gives your  CNS the information it  needs to make these  decisions.
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Frontal, parietal, temporal,  occipital These names   correspond to regions  of your brain. Get to know the basic  functions of the regions  in your brain!
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But where your brain really  begins is deep inside… Remember the  hypothalamus? It rests deep inside of  your brain. The “control center”  of the brain. Controls the  endocrine system. Maintains  homeostasis. Thalamus Your brains “relay  center.” It coordinates  information.
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The thalamus and hypothalamus  are part of your limbic system. Why do you think your  limbic system is  important? What does your limbic  system affect?
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Compare the limbic system  with the frontal lobe (cortex). What do these areas of 
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course HES 1 taught by Professor Dianeolin during the Fall '11 term at Riverside Community College.

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