Ch 34: General Science: The Nervous System

About This Chapter

The AEPA General Science exam is now a National Evaluation Series (NES) test. This chapter on the nervous system will help you study for questions on the NES General Science test.

AEPA General Science: The Nervous System - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers all the information on the nervous system that you'll be asked about on the AEPA General Science exam. Use these lessons and practice quizzes to review the following topics:

  • The different functions of the nervous system
  • Structure of neurons and how they work
  • The peripheral and central nervous systems
  • The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Brain structures and how they function
  • The cerebral cortex of the brain

These video lessons, taught by our expert instructors, are a quick and easy way to brush up on topics you may have grown rusty on. Each lesson is about five minutes long and comes with a full transcript. Use the self-assessment quizzes to test what you're proficient in and what you still need to work on.

6 Lessons in Chapter 34: General Science: The Nervous System
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Functions of the Nervous System

1. Functions of the Nervous System

In this lesson, we'll watch Timmy as he plays in his backyard. Watch what happens when he tries to catch a butterfly, hears a mean dog bark, and scrapes his knee. All of Timmy's reactions are tied to his nervous system. For a full explanation of what goes on in the human nervous system, check out the video!

The Structure and Function of Neurons

2. The Structure and Function of Neurons

In this video lesson, you'll learn about neurons, which are specialized cells in the nervous system. Check out how far neurons can send signals throughout the body and how depolarization is much like 'the wave' at a football game.

The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

3. The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

Did you know that hammerhead sharks and platypuses share a special type of sensory neuron that humans and most other animals don't have? In this lesson, you'll find out what that sensory neuron and a whole lot of others can do. You'll also learn how the nervous system is organized and the differences between the central and peripheral nervous systems.

The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

4. The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

In this lesson, you'll learn about two subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system - the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Watch as a hiker, Phil, runs away from a terrifying bear and see how these systems react to the impending danger!

Brain Structures and Functions Part I

5. Brain Structures and Functions Part I

The brain's complexity can often be difficult to understand because it serves so many important functions. In this lesson, you'll get a little help from Nrr, the alien biologist, who will guide you through understanding the structure and functions of the human brain.

The Cerebral Cortex: Brain Structures and Functions Part II

6. The Cerebral Cortex: Brain Structures and Functions Part II

Check out this video lesson to learn about the four lobes of the human brain - the frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal. You'll learn about the functions and processes of each region.

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