Organization of the Nervous System

Clearly, communication in the nervous system is fundamental to behavior. So far we have looked at how individual cells communicate with one another. In this section, we examine the organization of the nervous system as a whole. Figure 1. Figure 1 Organization of the human nervous system. presents an organizational chart that shows the relationships … Continue reading “Organization of the Nervous System”

The Biological Basis of Behavior

The Nervous System Your nervous system is living tissue composed if cells. The cells in the nervous system fall into two major categories: glia and neurons. Glia are cells found throughout the nervous system that provide structural support and insulation for neurons. Glia hold the nervous system together and help maintain the chemical environment of … Continue reading “The Biological Basis of Behavior”