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4th Grade: Input Output Human Brain

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Brain
The organ in the body that controls functions, movements, sensations, and thoughts.
Brain Stem
The stem-like part of the base of the brain that connects to the spinal cord and controls basic body functions, such as breathing and heart rate.
Central Nervous System
The part of the nervous system that contains the brain and spinal cord.
Cerebellum
The part of the brain located at the back of the skull, which helps coordinate movement and balance.
Concussion
A temporary change in the way the brain works after it is hit against the skull.
Constraint
A limitation or a restriction such as time, materials, or size.
Criteria
Guidelines or rules used to judge or make a decision about something.
Input
Information that is taken in, or put, into a system.
Memory
Stored information in your brain.
Motor Neuron
Neuron that carries nerve impulses from the central nervous system to muscles or other body parts.
Nerve
Bundled group of neurons.
Output
The resulting act, process, or product produced as a result of an input.
Reaction Time
The time it takes for the brain to receive, process, and coordinate a response to this information.
Senses
How the body receives information from the outside world. The five senses include hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste.
Sensory Neuron
Neuron that carries nerve impulses from sensory receptors to the central nervous system.
Spinal Cord
A bundle of nerves that relays information from the body to and from the brain.
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