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Ch 9: NMTA Phys Ed: The Nervous System

About This Chapter

Look over this chapter to help you study for any questions the NMTA Physical Education test may pose regarding the nervous system in the human body. These lessons aim to develop your knowledge of the subdivisions and functions of this bodily system.

NMTA Phys. Ed: The Nervous System - Chapter Summary

This chapter serves to deepen your understanding of the nervous system in the human body as a part of your studies for the NMTA Physical Education exam. After introducing you to the nervous system, these lessons will address the following aspects of it:

  • Central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
  • Role and functions
  • Physiological process

You will be led through this chapter by an expert instructor whose aim is to present the information in a clear and creative way. If you need any extra assistance as you make your way through these brief video lessons, you may contact our specialists, and they will help as soon as they can.

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: NMTA Phys Ed: The Nervous System
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Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral

1. Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral

What happens in your nervous system when you react to stimuli? Did you know that the brain is sometimes uninvolved with reflexes? Find out the answer to these questions, and more, in this lesson on the human nervous system.

The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

2. 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

3. 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!

Functions of the Nervous System

4. 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!

Physiological Processes of the Nervous System

5. Physiological Processes of the Nervous System

Your nervous system is like your body's personal computer, constantly collecting, sorting and responding to all the information around you. Read on to learn more about how this happens.

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