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Nervous System By: Caleb Monson (T-Rex), Ty Farber ( Tyger ), and Angelina Klapperich ( Klap -attack). The nervous system very complex system in the body has many, many parts divided into two main systems -- - central nervous system (CNS) is made of the spinal cord and brain
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- main job is to get the information from the body and send out instructions
- peripheral nervous system (PNS) is made up of all of the nerves and the wiring
- sends the messages from the brain to the rest of the body
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The CNS is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The brain has 12 cranial nerves. The spinal cord originates immediately below the brain stem. The spinal cord provides a means of communication between the brain and peripheral nerves.
Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)The CNS extends to the Peripheral Nervous System, a system of nerves that branch beyond the spinal cord, brain, and brainstem. The PNS carries information to and from the CNS.
Frontal Lobe - involved in planning, organizing, problem solving, selective attention, personality and a variety of "higher cognitive functions" including behavior and emotions.
Occipital Lobe - processes visual information. Mainly responsible for visual reception and also contains association areas that help in the visual recognition of shapes and colors. Damage to this lobe can cause visual deficits.
Parietal Lobe Right -Damage to this area can cause difficulty finding your way around new, or even familiar, places.
Parietal Lobe, Left - Damage to this area may disrupt ability to understand spoken and/or written language.
The parietal lobes controls sensation (touch, pressure).
Temporal Lobe - These lobes allow a person to tell one smell from another and one sound from another. They also help in sorting new information and are believed to be responsible for short-term memory.
Right Lobe - Mainly involved in visual memory.
Left Lobe - Mainly involved in verbal memory