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    Anatomical and functional divisions of the nervous system

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    Explain both the anatomical and functional divisions of the nervous system. Include the subdivisions of each.

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    The nervous system (NS) is divided into two principal division: the peripheral NS (PNS) and the central NS (CNS).

    The CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord. Here, many different kinds of incoming sensory information are integrated and correlated, thoughts & emotions are produced, and memories are stored and accessed.

    The PNS consists of cranial nerves that arise from the brain, and spinal nerves that emerge from the spinal cord. The input ...

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    Anatomical and functional divisions and subdivisions of the nervous system are explained.