Carries information from sense receptors to CNS
Somatic/Skeletal Nervous System
Divison of Peripheral Nervous system that controls voluntary movement.
A recording of the electrical activity of the brain.
An x-ray of the brain.
In the left frontal lobe, controls speech.
Shows the activity of the brain by monitoring the brain's use of glucose.
Part of the limbic system that regulates anger and fear.
Assists with balance and the coordination of voluntary movements.
Controls breathing and heartrate.
Sympathetic Nervous System
Part of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body.
Regulates hunger, thirst and body temperature.
In left temporal lobe, assists with language comprehension.
Involved in higher mental functioning.
The brain's capacity for modification.
Sends messages from the senses to the appropriate area in the cerebral cortex.
Holds the 2 hemispheres together.
Important role in arousal (which means paying attention)
Destruction of tissue in brain (used to study the brain's functions)
Division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body.
Brain and spinal cord.
Autonomic Nervous System
Part of the Peripheral Nervous system that controls automatic functions.
Sends messages from CNS to muscles and glands.
Uses magnets and radio waves to create a picture of the brain.
Cells that support and nourish neurons.
Contains the hypothalamus, hippocampus and amygdala.
Peripheral Nervous System
Everything in the nervous system BUT the CNS.
A brain area at the rear of the frontal lobes that control voluntary movement.
An area at the front of the Parietal lobes that processes body sensations..
Neurons clustered into work groups.
Go between sensory and motor neurons.