Flashcards in Brain & Nervous System Deck (17)
Name the part of the brain involved in balance and co-ordination.
Name the part of the brain involved in controlling heart rate and breathing.
Name the part of the brain that controls conscious thoughts, personality and memory.
Name the 2 parts of the nervous system.
Central nervous system and nerves
Name the 2 parts of the central nervous system
Brain and spinal cord
What name is given to the change in the environment that brings about the response?
What detects the stimulus?
Where does the sensory neuron transport signals from and to?
From the receptors to the CNS
Where does the motor neuron transport signals from and to?
CNS to the effector
Name the three types of nerve in the correct order.
Sensory - inter - motor
How do signals travel through nerves?
What do we call the gaps between nerve cells?
How do signals travel across synapses?
Name 2 responses of the body if it is too hot.
Name 2 responses of the body if the body is too cold.
Vasoconstriction, shivering, hairs stand up on end.
How are reflex actions different to conscious thoughts?
They do not initially involve the brain