Our bodies contain an intricate network of nerves and pathways which make up the Central Nervous System. How are they linked? And how do they connect different parts of our body to control bodily functions?
- The nervous system controls all your body's processes and actions.
- The nervous system consists of the CNS and PNS.
- The basic function of the nervous system is to detect stimuli, both internally and externally, and respond to them.
- The CNS comprises the brain and spinal cord, and the PNS is formed by all the nerves that extend away from these.
When you walk from a dark room into bright sunshine, the pupils in your eyes shrink immediately.
If you touch something very hot, your hand pulls back in less than a second.
The nervous system controls all your body's processes and actions, from these simple reflexes, to your most complex thoughts.
The basic ...
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