Presentation on theme: "What do you think?. Receives information about what is happening both inside and your body. It directs that way your body responds to information."— Presentation transcript:
Central Nervous System – consists of the brain and spinal cord. Peripheral Nervous System – consists of all the nerves located outside of the central nervous system.
Central Nervous System Peripheral Nervous System
Controls most body functions Sends and receives messages all over the body Consists of the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brainstem
Interprets input from the senses Controls the movement of skeletal muscles Carries out complex mental processes such as learning, remembering, and making judgments Divided into two halves– the right and left The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body and vice versa Right – creativity Left – mathematics and logic
Coordinates the actions of your muscles and helps you keep your balance. Trick! The two l’s in cerebellum look like two legs keeping you balanced while you’re standing up
CControls your body’s involuntary actions. WWhich body functions are involuntary? EExamples: breathing, digestion, swallowing, heartbeat, etc.
Work with a partner to create a poster that shows your understanding of which activities each part of your brain controls. You must include the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brainstem. Also show the difference between the left and right sides of the cerebrum.