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The Nervous System

by: Huldah Kena

The Nervous System Psy 0010

Huldah Kena
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

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Parts of the nervous system and their functions in the human system
Introduction to Psychology
Jonathan Vallano
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Huldah Kena on Saturday September 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psy 0010 at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg taught by Jonathan Vallano in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology in Psyhcology at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

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Date Created: 09/24/16
Week  3:  The  Nervous  System     The  two  parts  of  the  Nervous  System:  Fight  and  Flight  response           Central  Nervous  System   Peripheral  Nervous   System   -­‐  Brain                          -­‐Spinal  Cord   -­‐  Autonomic          -­‐  Somatic   -­‐Forebrain   -­‐Sympathetic   -­‐Brainstem   -­‐  Parasympathetic   CNS   Brain:  Has  a  left  and  right  hemispheres.  The  two  hemispheres  is  connected  by  the  corpus   collasum .   Spinal  cord:  Transfers  information  from  the  brain  to  the  body.   Forebrain:  Contains  the  cerebellum  Cortex.  Which  is  in  charge  of  thinking.   Brainstem:  Connects  the  brain  to  the  spinal  cord.  It  deals  with  digesting,  breathing,  controlling   heartbeat  and  etc.   PNS   Autonomic:  Voluntary  Movements   Somatic:  Involuntary  Movements   Sympathetic:  Controls  the  body  when  it’s  rested   Parasympathetic:  Controls  the  body  under  a  threat  or  danger.    


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