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Name of partDescription
Cerebrum The wrinkly part of the brain. the largest part. interprets info. from the senses, controls movement, and carries our complex mental processes like learning and remember.
Cerebellum Coordinates actions of your muscles and helps you keep your balance. second largest part.
Brainstem Part between the cerebellum and the spinal cord. controls your involuntary actions (those are done automatically) Example Breathing and Heartbeat.
Central Nervous system Includes brain and spinal cord. Control system of the body. all information about what us happening inside or outside is brought to the central nervous system.
Peripheral Nervous system All the nerves located outside of the central nervous system. Connects the CNS to the rest of the body. Example: drivers and pedestrians.
Neuron cells that carry information through your nervous system. long stringy thing.
Dendrites Carries impulses toward the neurons cell body. long stick thing
Axon carries impulses the away from the cell body. Bubble like things
Cell body Contains the nucleus and other organelles. diamond shape thing
axon tip the very end of the axon
synapse the joint where 1 neuron can transfer an impulse to another structure.
Neurotransmitter transmit signals across a synapse from one neuron (nerve cell) to another 'target' neuron. (google)
Sensory Neuron Picks up stimuli from the internal or external environment and converts each stimulus into nerve impulse. acts as link between sensory and motor neurons
Motor neurons sends an impulse to a muscle or glad, muscle gland reacts
lens focuses light flexible structure like the lens of a camera. bends the light rays image is upside down and backwards
cornea covers and protects the front of the eye. clear tissue
iris colored part of the eye. surrounds the pupil.
pupil opening that light passes through. size of pupil depends on the amount of light that enters the eye
vitreous humor transparent jelly like fluid. helps maintain shape.
Retina like a movie screen at the back of your head
optic nerve creates a blind spot in vision
tapetum reflective coding on the back of the eye
sclera white outer layer of the eye
ciliary muscle a part of the eye that connects to the cerebrum
Created by: Tate Fisk