Ch. 13 - The Nervous System II: The Central Nervous SystemSee all chapters
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Ch. 1 - Introduction to Physiology
Ch. 2 - Molecules and Molecular Interactions
Ch. 3 - Cells and Tissues
Ch. 4 - Cell Metabolism: Bioenergetics, Enzymes, and Respiration
Ch. 5 - Membrane Dynamics
Ch. 6 - Cell Communication
Ch. 7 - Integumentary System
Ch. 8 - Bone and Cartilage
Ch. 9 - Skeletal System
Ch. 10 - Joints
Ch. 11 - Muscles
Ch. 12 - The Nervous System I: Neurons and Neuronal Networks
Ch. 13 - The Nervous System II: The Central Nervous System
Ch. 14 - The Autonomic Nervous System
Ch. 15 - Sensory Physiology
Ch. 16 - The Endocrine System
Ch. 17 - Cardiovascular Physiology I: The Heart
Ch. 18 - Cardiovascular Physiology II: Blood, Blood Vessels, Circulation, and Exchange
Ch. 19 - The Urinary System
Ch. 20 - Respiratory Physiology
Ch. 21 - Acid-Base Balance-- Controlling Blood pH
Ch. 22 - Introduction to the Immune System
Ch. 23 The Lymphatic System
Ch. 23 - The Digestive System
Ch. 24 - Regulation of Metabolism and Energy Balance
Ch. 25 - Human Sexual Reproduction and Development

The Brain-- Anatomy and Function

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Sections
The Brain-- Anatomy and Function
Brain Development
The Spinal Cord
Gray and White Matter
Cranial Meninges
Cerebrum Hemispheres
Cerebrum Lateralization
Cerebrum Lobes
Cerebrum Conncetions
Cerebrum Functional Areas
Cerebrum Nuclei
Brain Ventricles
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Blood Brain Barrier
Dicephalon Epithalmus
Dicephalon Thalamus
Dicephalon Hypothalamus
Brainstem Midbrain
Brainstem Pons
Brainstem Medulla Oblongata
Cerebelllum
Limbic System
Reticular Formation
Cranial Nerves
Olfactory Nerve (CN I)
Optic Nerve (CN II)
Oculomotor Nerve (CN III)
Trochlear Nerve (CN IV)
Trigeminial Nerve (CN V)
Abducens Nerve (CN VI)
Facial Nerve (CN VII)
Vestibulocochlear Nerve (CN VIII)
Glossopharyngeal Nerve (CN IX)
Vagus Nerve (CN X)
Accessory Nerve (CN XI)
Hypoglossal Nerve (CN XII)
Review of Cranial Nerves
Spinal Cord Anatomy and Spinal Nerves
Spinal Cord Protection
Spinal Cord Gray and White Matter
Spinal Nerves-- Dermatomes and Myotomes
Spinal Tracts-- Introduction to Ascending and Descending Pathways
Ascending Sensory Pathways
Descending Sensory Pathways
Cervical Plexus
Brachial Plexus
Intercostal Nerves
Lumbar Plexus
Sacral Plexus
Overview of Reflexes
Types of Reflexes
Spinal Reflexes

Concept #1: General Brain and CNS Anatomy

Concept #2: The Four Divisions of the Brain

Concept #4: The Diencephalon

Concept #6: The Cerebellum

Practice: The sympathetic chain is a collection of cell bodies that runs parallel to the spinal cord in the periphery. Which of the following accurately describes the cell bodies in the sympathetic chain?

Practice: The corpus callosum is a collection of axons that connects the two hemispheres of the brain. Which of the following accurately describes the axons in the corpus callosum?

Practice: A 19-year-old male driving his dad’s Corvette was trying to impress his girlfriend in the passenger seat when he whipped around a corner too quickly, lost control, and collided with a telephone pole. When they regained consciousness, his personality was different—he was currently angry and rude and belligerent, where before he was kind and gentle (if a little dumb). Which part of his brain was damaged in the crash?

Practice: A 19-year-old male driving his dad’s Corvette was trying to impress his girlfriend in the passenger seat when he whipped around a corner too quickly, lost control, and collided with a telephone pole. When they regained consciousness, her vision was blurry and filled with “stars.” Which part of her brain was damaged in the crash?

Practice: A 19-year-old male driving his dad’s Corvette was trying to impress his girlfriend in the passenger seat when he whipped around a corner too quickly, lost control, and collided with a telephone pole. A pedestrian who jumped out of the way (to safety) knocked his head on the ground. Afterwards, he noticed that his movements were uncoordinated—he kept losing his balance and was having trouble making contact with objects when reaching for them. Which part of his brain was damaged?