Nervous System

The Eight Senses: Smell and Taste

September 7, 2012
Brain

The Eight Senses: Smell and Taste     Types Physical stimulus Equipment Sub-Structures Role of the Brain Theories Olfaction (smell) …Read the Rest

The Eight Senses: Hearing

September 6, 2012
Brain

The Eight Senses: Hearing     Types Physical Stimulus Equipment The Role of the Brain Theories Hearing Sound waves (air …Read the Rest

The Eight Senses: Vision

September 5, 2012
Brain

The Eight Senses: Vision     Types Physical stimulus Equipments Sub-Structures Role of the Brain Theories Vision Light waves (the …Read the Rest

Structures and Functions of the Brain

September 3, 2012
Brain

Brain Structures and Functions     Main Structures Locations Substructures Subdivisions/Features Functions Brain stem The lowest area of the brain, …Read the Rest

Brain Imaging Techniques

September 2, 2012
Nervous System

Brain Imaging Techniques   Imaging Techniques Materials Mechanisms Applications CAT (computerized axial tomography) X-ray pictures taken around the patient Computer-reconstructed …Read the Rest

Functions of Neurotransmitters

September 1, 2012
Nervous System

Functions of Neurotransmitters   Neurotransmitters Functions Disorders from insufficiency Disorders from oversupply Acetylcholine Memory; muscle movement (contraction) Alzheimer’s disease, dementia …Read the Rest

Central Nervous System Communication: Neurons and Glia

August 31, 2012
Nervous System

Central Nervous System Communication: Neurons and Glia   Cells/structures Types Functions Features Neurons Sensory neurons Transform physical energy -> sense …Read the Rest

Central Nervous System (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS): Structures and Functions

August 30, 2012
Nervous System

Central nervous system (CNS) Main structures Protective structures Functioning structures Connection structures The brain (<-> cranial nerves), spinal cord ( …Read the Rest

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