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Ch 13: Nervous System Overview

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Increase your understanding of the nervous system, including the brain, the spinal cord, and sensory organs. If you are preparing for a test or class discussion, these lessons and quizzes will help raise your confidence by testing your knowledge of related topics in advance.

Nervous System Overview - Chapter Summary

As you go through these lessons on the nervous system, you will examine the hindbrain, midbrain, and forebrain. You will also review how stimuli trigger the senses. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • List parts and functions of the human nervous system
  • Discuss functions of major brain structures
  • Recall the structure of the spinal cord
  • Explain what nerves are and define associated terminology
  • Describe different types of reflexes in the body
  • Discuss sensory organs involved in each of the senses

The engaging teaching style used by our educators will help you get up to speed on the nervous system in little time. A short quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge of concepts covered. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as study worksheets.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Nervous System Overview
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The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

1. The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

Your nervous system allows you to experience the world around you and react to it. It's a complex system that's split into two main parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Read on to learn the parts and functions of the system.

The Human Brain: Structure & Functions

2. The Human Brain: Structure & Functions

The human brain can be divided into three sections. In this lesson, we'll examine the hindbrain, midbrain, and forebrain, as well as the major structures in each. We'll also cover the functions of major brain structures.

Spinal Cord Structure, Function & Terminology

3. Spinal Cord Structure, Function & Terminology

This lesson will go over the fundamental structure and function of the spinal cord. It will also cover the combining form that pertains to the spinal cord and delineate it from commonly confused combining forms.

What is a Nerve? - Definition & Associated Terminology

4. What is a Nerve? - Definition & Associated Terminology

This lesson defines and explains what nerves are as well as associated terminology: neurons, receptors, impulse, stimulus, ascending and descending nerve tracts, ganglion, and plexus.

Reflex: Definition, Types & Examples

5. Reflex: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about reflexes in the human body. Different types of reflexes will be discussed and examples will be provided when appropriate. Finally you will be able to test your knowledge of the content by taking the quiz.

Sensory Organs: Functions & Explanation

6. Sensory Organs: Functions & Explanation

This lesson is about what senses are, and sensory organs that are involved in each one of the senses. Learn how stimuli trigger the senses and how stimuli reaches the brain in each case.

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