Its going pretty well. We just learned about the cerebellum, the part of the brain at the back of the skull. Its function is to coordinate and regulate muscular activity.
That sounds interesting. Did you learn anything else?
Yeah. The Pons serves as a message station between several areas of the brain. It helps relay messages from the cortex and the cerebellum.
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Okay. Also, I looked up the definition of Thalamus for you. "A part of the fore brain responsible for relaying information from the sensory receptors to proper areas of the brain where it can be processed"
Okay, be right there.
That's impressive. All I remember from Psych is the Medulla, which is in the lower part of the brain stem and carries out and regulates life sustaining functions such as breathing, swallowing and heart rate
Well, work just texted, I've got to go.
I always thought the central nervous system refers to parts of the nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord -oh wait! That's the Peripheral Nervous System.
cen·tral nerv·ous sys·tem noun ANATOMY The central nervous system (CNS) includes the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. It is safely contained within the skull and vertebral canal of the spine.
Autonomic Nervous System - the part of the nervous system responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes.
I really need to work on my definitions. I confused the ANS with the somatic nervous system , which is the part of the PNS associated with the voluntary control of body movements via skeletal muscles. "