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The Brain and it’s Components.docx
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Queen's University
PSYC 100
Ingrid Johnsrude

The Brain and it’s Components Central nervous system – the brain and the spinal cord Spinal Cord  A long thin collection of nerve cells attached to the base of the brain and running the length of the spinal column  Sensory information (information about what is happening in the environment or within the body) is conveyed from sensory organs to the brain and spinal cord Nerve- a bungle of fibers that transmits information between the central nervous system and the body’s sense organs, muscles, and glands Peripheral nervous system – the nerves attached to the spinal cord and the base of the brain Cranial nerve  A bundle of nerve fibers attached to the base of the brain  Conveys sensory information from the face and the head and carries messages to muscles and glands Spinal nerves- sensory information from the rest of the body to the spinal cord and the brain Brain stem  The stem of the brain  Primary control of physiological functions and automatic behaviours Cerebral hemisphere  The largest part of the brain  Covered by cerebral cortex Cerebellum  A pair of hemispheres resembling the cerebral hemispheres but m
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