Presentation on theme: "The Nervous System Lesson 1: An Overview. Upon completion of this lesson, students should be able to … List the functions of the nervous system. Identify."— Presentation transcript:
Upon completion of this lesson, students should be able to … List the functions of the nervous system. Identify and discuss the structures that make up the central nervous system. Explain how nerve impulses are transmitted.
State the functions of the peripheral nervous system, the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system, and distinguish the differences between each. Explain the delicate balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Central Nervous System (CNS) ◦ Brain ◦ Spinal Cord
Group of nerve fibers in CNS The spinal cord ◦ Afferent =ascend to the brain ◦ Efferent = descend from the brain The Brain largest nerve tract is corpus callosum joins the right and left hemispheres