The Central Nervous System

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The Central Nervous System

  • Made up of the brain and the spinal cord.
  • It is responsible for sending, receiving and interpreting information from the body - It monitors and coordinates internal organ functioning and responds to changes in the external environment.

Brain Parts

Frontal Lobe

  • Personality.
  • Impulse control, judgement, memory, motor skills, language, planning, coordinating.
  • Controlling and executing behaviour.
  • Thinking, planning and decision making.

Parietal Lobe

  • Processes tactile and sensory information such as pressure, touch and pain.
  • Interprets sensory information.

Temporal Lobes

  • Auditory information.
  • Interpreting sounds and the language we hear.
  • Linked to formation of memories.

Occipital Lobe

  • Visual information.
  • Interprets visual stimuli and information.

Structure and Role of a Neuron

The cell body of a neuron contains the cell nucleus, which houses the genetic…

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