Human Nervous System - Introduction
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Have you ever wondered why you quickly react when you touch a hot surface? This is because the nervous system transmits neural impulses to the brain which in turn sends a message to your muscles. In this interesting and easy to understand course, you will learn all about the human nervous system and how it regulates our reactions to stimuli - both from internal and external sources.
The course begins by introducing you to the main features of the nervous system and then taking a more in-depth look at how it is organised. We then explore the brain and the role it plays, before examining the cerebrum and its anatomy. The course then moves on to look at the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves - which pass from the central nervous system to the periphery of the body. Next you will learn about the autonomic nervous system, which is concerned with commands for muscle tissue and glands.
The course then teaches you about how the body transmits neural impulses, looking at pain, temperature and touch as well as motor pathways in the nervous system. This course is ideal for students who need to learn about the human body as well as anybody who just wants to increase their understanding of how our bodies work. So check out the course for yourself and improve your understanding of the human body today.Start Course Now
Introduction to the Human Nervous System
Introduction to the Human Nervous System - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to the Human Nervous System
Organization of the Human Nervous System
The Human Brain
The Human Spinal Cord
The Peripheral Nerves and a Typical Spinal Nerve
The Autonomic Nervous System
Introduction to the Human Nervous System - Lesson Summary
The Transmission of Neural Impulses
The Transmission of Neural Impulses - Learning Outcomes
The Transmission of Neuronal Impulses
The Reflex Arc
Introduction to the General Sensory Pathways
Temperature and Touch
Motor Pathways in the Human Nervous System
Levels of Control in the Human Nervous System
Dominance and Memory
The Transmission of Neural Impulses - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
Define the human nervous system
Define various elements of the human nervous system
Recognise the terminology used for the human nervous system
Briefly outline the structural and functional organisation of the human nervous system
Outline the electrochemical transmission of neuron impulses in the human nervous system
Describe the synapse and the neuromuscular junction and distinguish between them
Define a pathway in the human nervous system
Distinguish between a general sensory pathway and a motor pathway
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