The Central Nervous System

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Group report for General Psychology (July 19, 2013)

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The Central Nervous System

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  2. 2. THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
  3. 3. THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM The central nervous system (CNS) is the processing center for the nervous system. The central nervous system (CNS) is the processing center for the nervous system. It receives information from and sends information to the peripheral nervous system.
  4. 4. The two main organs of the CNS are the brain and spinal cord. The brain processes and interprets sensory information sent from the spinal cord. Both the brain and spinal cord are protected by three layers of connective tissue called the meninges.
  5. 5. THE BRAIN
  6. 6. The brain is the control center of the body. It consists of three main components: the forebrain, the midbrain, and the hindbrain.
  7. 7. The FOREBRAIN is responsible for a variety of functions including receiving and processing sensory information, thinking, perceiving, producing and understanding language, and controlling motor function.
  8. 8. WHAT’S IN THE FOREBAIN? There are two major divisions of forebrain: the diencephalon and the telencephalon. diencephalon telencephalon thalamus and hypothalamus cerebrum/ cerebral cortex
  9. 9. THE CEREBRAL LOBES
  10. 10. The midbrain and the hindbrain together make up the brainstem. The midbrain is the portion of the brainstem that connects the hindbrain and the forebrain. This region of the brain is involved in auditory and visual responses as well as motor function.
  11. 11. The hindbrain extends from the spinal cord and contains structures such as the pons and cerebellum.
  12. 12. Cerebellum The cerebellum is the area of the hindbrain that controls motor movement coordination, balance, equili brium and muscle tone. Like the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum is comprised of white matter and a thin, outer layer of densely folded gray matter.
  13. 13. The Spinal Cord The spinal cord is a cylindrical shaped bundle of nerve fibers that is connected to the brain. The spinal cord runs down the center of the protective spinal column extending from the neck to the lower back.
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