Nervous System Pre Lab

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Nervous System Pre Lab Colin Van Es Biol 1201 AA November 6, 2007 Before reading the assigned webpage, “vertebrate nervous system,” I knew that the nervous system is an integral part of the body. Without it, vertebrates would die. It enables all of the body functions by sending a signal to the body to perform an action. Sometimes these are conscious decisions and sometimes they are subconscious decisions. Regardless, they are usually necessary to survival. The central hub of the nervous system is the brain and spinal cord. This is known as the central nervous system. I also knew that the brain has multiple parts and each part has a different function related to the body. Some parts control memory, others control movement, etc. After reading the assigned webpage, “vertebrate nervous system,” I learned that 1) the brain will develop different according to how it will be used most, 2) in accordance with primitive vertebrate brains; the fish’s front lobe mostly controls smell, 3) Certain
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Unformatted text preview: fish, such as the salmon, have large optic lobes because they use sight to find food, 4) The midbrain is most important in amphibians, 5) Birds have a brain that starts smaller and gradually increases in size towards the back, 6) the combination of sight and locomotion play a large role in the life of birds, and 7) The cerebral cortex in humans is most developed of all animals and aids us in the ability to learn, reason and memory. In this lab, I expect to observe the various brains, especially that of a sheep and shark. I also expect to observe the eye ball of a cow and understand how it works with the brain to provide sight. I will also perform experiments to test the visual motor skills in humans. Works Cited: “vertebrate nervous system.” November 5, 2007. http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/V/vertebrate_nervous_system.html...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CHEM 1124 taught by Professor Mohan during the Fall '07 term at Seton Hall.

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