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The Human Body -- The Nervous System offers fascinating insight into how our brain sets us apart from all other vertebrates. It gives us the ability to speak, reason, remember and engage in complex thought, as well as the capacity to feel compassion, sadness, anger, joy and love.
Are you right- or left-handed? Do you remember your first day ofschool? What are you thinking right now? The answers to these questionsgo right to the "brains of the operation," the incredible nervoussystem of the human body. This second part of The Human Bodyseries explores the brain, spinal cord, nerves and the trillions ofneurons, or nerve cells, that make our bodies uniquely human.
Experts in neuroscience help us understand why the human brain is amarvel of structure and function. Viewers learn about left brain andright brain activities, and the purpose and function of the cerebellum,cerebrum, cranial nerves and other parts of the brain. The program alsoexamines the interaction of the spinal cord and nerve endings, as wellas fascinating concepts like involuntary and voluntary brain activityand reflex and feedback functions.The Just the Facts Learning Series brings you the finest in educationalprogramming and features a fast-paced format that makes learning fun.Other videos in The Human Body series include The MusculoskeletalSystem and Major Systems and Organs.