The Nervous System is what helps us sense things around us, like picking up that cookie!
Neurons are nerve cells that send "messages" all over the body, and they are the building block for the nervous system!
The cell body consists of: Cytoplasms and a nucleus
The axon is covered by fatty cells called the myelin sheath, and the axon terminal make connections to target cells.
The dendrites are an extension of the neuron, and receive messages from other cells
3. Combine incoming signals
1. Receive signals
2. Communicate to other neuron cells
Example: That stove is hot!
The Basic Functions of Neurons
Example: How we can walk and then start to run.
Example: "Oooh, it's late at night...I'm tired"
Neurons help us send signals with everything we do, like playing soccer with our teammates.
Grab a partner and sit across from each other. Take turns tapping each others' knees with the reflex probe. Notice that your knee moves when you tap it? That is all the neurons working inside your body sending signals; all the way from your brain to your knee!