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What is the nervous system made up of?

The brain, the spinal chord and nerves

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What does CNS stand for?

Central nervous system

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What is the CNS made up of?

The brain and the spinal chord

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What does the CNS do?

Communicates between the brain and the body

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What are the 3 parts of the brain?

Cerebrum
Cerebellum
Medulla

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What does the cerebrum control?

Memory, intelligence, sides of the body

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What does the cerebellum control?

Balance and coordination

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What does the medulla control?

It controls breathing and heart rate

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Where are your light receptors?

In your eyes

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Where are your sound and position receptors?

Ears

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Where are your chemical receptors?

In the nose and tongue

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Where are touch, pressure and pain receptors?

The skin

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What do sensory neurones do?

They take information from the sense organs to the CNS

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What do motor neurones do?

They take information from the CNS to a muscle of gland

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What does a relay neurone do?

It is found in the CNS and connects the sensory and motor neurones

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Name the 5 sensory organs

Nose
Tongue
Skin
Eye
Ear

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What is the reflex arc?

It is an automatic rapid response that results in a reflex action

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What do reflexes protect us from?

Danger

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What is a synapse?

A gap which the electrical impulses jumps over