Nervous System

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Nervous System

The nervous system is in the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, and all of the nerves that connect these organs with the rest of the body. They control the body and communicate among its parts. For example, if you set your hand on the stove while it's on, your sensory organs will send a message to your brain to tell yourself that you need to take your hand off the stove quick!

Central nervous system and Peripheral System

The central nervous system (CNS) is where the decisions are made and the information is looked through. The two major parts of the CNS is the brain and the spinal cord.


The peripheral system monitors conditions inside the body and out and sends information to the CNS. The two major parts of the Peripheral nervous system is the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system.

The cerebral Hemispheres

The cerebral hemispheres are divided right into the middle making a right and left hemisphere. Each hemisphere are specialized to do some behaviors. They communicate through a thick band called the corpus callosum. The right of the brain controls muscles on the left side of the body and the left side controls the muscles on the right side of the body.

Disorders

Alzheimer's Disease is when you start having problems with memory, judgment, and thinking. Some symptoms are that your nerve cells in the brain start to die, short-term memory loss, disorientation, difficulty performing tasks, etc. To treat alzheimer's disease, you can do sensory therapy, you can prescribe medicine, and more.


Stroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke are severe headaches, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking, dizziness, and slurred speech. Some symptoms include sudden weakness, lack of balance, numbness, etc. To treat it, you can take aspirin or another type of medicine.