The Central Nervous System

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Write for 5 minutes about what you learned from the
reading about the Central Nervous System
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What interesting facts about the Brain and the Spinal Cord
did you pick up?
Homework Due Today
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Read Chapter 31.2
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Any questions from the reading?
Homework Due Tomorrow
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Create 12 flashcards using these 6 areas of the brain:
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Cerebrum
Cerebellum
Brain stem
Limbic System
Thalamus
Hypothalamus
One one card, write the part of the brain. On a SEPARATE
card, write the action of that region of the brain
Homework
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Cerebrum – The area of the brain that is the site of intelligence and
learning
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Cerebellum – Coordination of muscles and movement
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Brain stem – The body’s functions continue when you are asleep
or unconscious
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Limbic System - Emotions, behavior and memory
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Thalamus – receives messages from sensory receptors throughout
the body and then relays the information to the proper regions of
the cerebrum
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Hypothalamus – Control center for recognition and analysis of
hunger, thirst, fatigue, anger and body temp.
Worksheet Review
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Review Worksheet
Spinal Cord
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The main function of the spinal cord is to be the main link
between the brain and the rest of the body
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Spinal column is created by vertebrae, vertebral disks and
spinal cord
Alzheimer’s Disease
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Disease that attacks the brain
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Most common form of dementia
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Dementia – the general term for a decrease in mental ability
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There is medication that can help ease the symptoms of
Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s
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Interactive Alzheimer's Tour
Tomorrow
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Tomorrow, come prepared to play “memory” with your
homework
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We will be discussing Concussions tomorrow in class
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Come prepared to take notes
Homework Due Tomorrow
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Create 12 flashcards using these 6 areas of the brain:
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Cerebrum
Cerebellum
Brain stem
Limbic System
Thalamus
Hypothalamus
One one card, write the part of the brain. On a SEPARATE
card, write the action of that region of the brain
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