Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify the spinal cord, cerebral lobes, and other brain areas on a diagram of the brainDescribe the basic functions of the spinal cord, cerebral lobes, and other brain areas
Students build small-sized prototypes of mountain rescue litters rescue baskets for use in hard-to-get-to places, such as mountainous terrain to evacuate an injured person (modeled by a potato) from the backcountry. Groups design their litters within constraints: they must be stable, lightweight, low-cost, portable and quick to assemble. Students demonstrate their designs in a timed test during which they assemble the litter and transport the rescued person (potato) over a set distance.
This lesson describes the function and components of the human nervous system. It helps students understand the purpose of our brain, spinal cord, nerves and the five senses. How the nervous system is affected during spaceflight is also discussed in this lesson.
Continuing our look at the nervous system, we take a survey of the components of the central nervous system. Covered in this video: Cerebrum, Cerebellum, Brainstem and the spinal cord.
Lesson 10 in our Nervous System series. This is part of our Anatomy and Physiology lecture series.
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Videos in the skeletal system series:
- Introduction (10:01): http://youtu.be/HX1bsdHLC58
- Neurons (10:02): http://youtu.be/-AcQI5MQhLU
- Classification of Neurons (10:03): http://youtu.be/PoqzDE_OLsQ
- Neuroglia Cells (10:04): http://youtu.be/stqdNMc6-Jk
- Before We Start (10:08): http://youtu.be/E8K_W8c_c-M
- Divisions of the Nervous System (10:09): http://youtu.be/kEJkYkF6nMc
- Components of the Central Nervous System (10:10): http://youtu.be/IwofyN198YU
- The Cerebrum (10:11): http://youtu.be/VLt3jigsMAU
- Lobes of the Cerebrum (10:12): http://youtu.be/Zc__B_sOA-Q
- Functional Areas of the Brain (10:13): http://youtu.be/sjbZ9QGyBi8
Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain the functions of the spinal cordIdentify the hemispheres and lobes of the brainDescribe the types of techniques available to clinicians and researchers to image or scan the brain
The spinal cord is constructed of the marginal layer which has axons and white matter, the mantle which contains cell bodies and grey matter and the spinal canal. This canal conducts sensory information from the peripheral nervous system (both somatic and autonomic) to the brain, conducts motor information from the brain to various effectors and acts as a minor reflex center.