neuron fiber that carries electric impulses away from the cell body and toward other cells
connects the brain to the spinal cord and is made up of the midbraing, the pan, and the medulla
central nervous system
the part of the nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord
the part of the brain that coordinates the actions of your muscles and helps you keep your balance
largest and most prominent region of the human brain; responsible for the voluntary, or conscious, activities of the body
fluid-filled structure in the inner ear in which sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses that are sent to the brain
neuron fiber that receives signals and carries them toward the cell body
regulation of an organism's internal conditions to maintain life
basic functioning unit of the nervous system, made up of a cell body, dendrites, and axons
Nasal nerve cell that becomes stimulated by molecules in the air and sends impulses to the brain for interpretation of odors.
peripheral nervous system
All nerve tissue outside of the CNS, connects the CNS with rest of body, is part of what system?
simple innate behavior, such as yawning or blinking, that is an automatic response and does not involve a message to the brain
a light-sensitive membrane in the back of the eye containing rods and cones that receive an image from the lens and send it to the brain through the optic nerve.
small space across which an impulse moves from an axon to the dendrites or cell body of another neuron
Major sensory receptor on the tongue; contains taste hairs that send impulses to the brain for interpretation of tastes.