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Chapter Four

Anatomy of the Nervous System

Divisions of the Vertebrate Nervous System

Central Nervous System-the brain and the spinal cord Peripheral Nervous System-the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord Two Division of the PNS Somatic Nervous System-the nerves that convey messages from the sense organs to the CNS and from the CNS to the muscles and glands Autonomic Nervous System-a set of neurons that control the heart, the intestines, and other organs

Figure 4.1 The human nervous system Both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system have major subdivisions. The closeup of the brain shows the right hemisphere as seen from the midline.

The Nervous System

The Spinal Cord-part of the CNS found within the spinal column The spinal cord communicates with the sense organs and muscles below the level of the head Bell-Magendie Law-the entering dorsal roots carry sensory information and the exiting ventral roots carry motor information to the muscles and glands Dorsal Root Ganglia-clusters of neurons outside the spinal cord

Figure 4.3 Diagram of a cross section through the spinal cord The dorsal root on each side conveys sensory information to the spinal cord; the ventral root conveys motor commands to the muscles.

Autonomic Nervous System

Sympathetic-prepares the Parasympathetic-facilitates vegetative, nonemergency responses by the body for arousal bodys organs Ex: increased Ex: increase digestive activity, breathing, increased activities opposing heart rate, decreased sympathetic system digestive activity Consists of cranial nerves and Form chain of ganglia nerves from sacral spinal cord just outside spinal cord Long preganglionic axons extend from the spinal cord to Short preganglionic parasympathetic ganglia axons release close to each internal organ; norepinephrine release norepinephrine Long postganglionic Shorter postganglionic fibers axons release then extend from the norepinephrine parasympathetic ganglia in the organs; release acetylcholine

The Brain
The Hindbrain/rhombencephalon Posterior part of brain Medulla-controls vital reflexes like breathing, heart beat, etc Pons-Area where many axons cross from one side of the brain to the other Reticular formation-control motor areas of the spinal cord and sends output to cerebral cortex increasing arousal and attention Raphe system-sends axons to much of the forebrain, increasing or decreasing the brains readiness to respond to stimuli Cerebellum-control movement, shifts of attention, balance and coordination

The Brain
The Midbrain-middle of the brain Tegmentum-roof or covering Nuclei for third and fourth cranial nerves Parts of Reticular formation Extensions of the pathways between the forebrain and the spinal cord or hindbrain Tectum-roof Superior Colliculus & Inferior Colliculus-important in routes of sensory information

Figure 4.8 The human brain stem This composite structure extends from the top of the spinal cord into the center of the forebrain. The pons, pineal gland, and colliculi are ordinarily surrounded by the cerebral cortex.

The Brain
The Forebrain-most anterior and most prominent part of the mammalian brain Thalamus Part of the Diencephalon Center of forebrain Relay Station for Sensory Information Hypothalamus Part of Diencephalon Regulates homeostasis, sexual behavior, fighting, feeding Pituitary Gland Endocrine gland attached to the base of the hypothalamus

Figure 4.10 The limbic system is a set of subcortical structures that form a border (or limbus) around the brain stem

Figure 4.12 A sagittal section through the human brain

Otak Depan Basal Ganglia Yang bertanggung jawab untuk motor perilaku, beberapa memori dan ekspresi emosional Basal Forebrain (Basal otak depan) Terletak di bagian dorsal permukaan otak-depan Menerima masukan dari hipotalamus dan basal ganglia Mengirim akson untuk cerebral cortex Penting dalam gairah, terjaga, dan perhatian Hippocampus Terletak antara talamus dan cortex serebral Penting untuk pembentukan memori baru

Figure 4.14 Basal ganglia

. Thalamus terletak di pusat, basal ganglia lateral untuk itu, dan cerebral cortex adalah di luar.

Ventrikel-membantu dalam bantalan otak Canal-fluid-filled pusat saluran dalam pusat sumsum tulang belakang Rongga berisi cairan ventrikel empat dalam otak Csf-clear cairan yang mirip dengan plasma darah Yang dibentuk dalam koroid pleksus Mengalir dari lateral ke ventrikel ketiga untuk keempat tengah kanal atau antara meninges Meninges-membran yang mengelilingi otak dan sumsum tulang belakang

Figure 4.16 The cerebral ventricles Diagram showing positions of the four ventricles.

Korteks serebral

Organisasi dari korteks serebral Berisi enam lapisan yang berbeda dari sel Disusun dalam kolom-sel dengan sifat yang serupa; tegak-lurus diatur ke laminae Sel-sel dalam kolom tertentu memiliki sifat yang hampir sama atau terkait

The Lobes
The Occipital Lobe-posterior end of cortex Contains primary visual cortex The Parietal Lobe-between occipital love the central sulcus Contains the primary somatosensory cortex-receiving touch sensation, muscle-stretch information and joint position information The Temporal Lobe-lateral portion of each hemisphere, near the temples Contains targets for audition, essential for understanding spoken language, complex visual processes, emotional and motivational behaviors The Frontal Lobe-extends from the central sulcus to the anterior limit of the brain Contains Primary Motor Cortex-fine movements Contributes to shifting attention, planning of action, delayed response tasks as examples

Figure 4.20 Some major subdivisions of the human cerebral cortex The four lobes: occipital, parietal, temporal, and frontal.

Brain Function
How Do the Pieces Work Together? Does the Brain Operate as a Whole or a Collection of Parts? Each brain area has a function but it cant do much by itself The Binding Problem The question of how the visual, auditory, and other areas of your brain influence on another to produce a combined perception of the single object Synchronized neural activity?