Purchase Solution

Major Divisions of the Nervous System

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

Please assist with the following topic:

Diagram the major divisions of the nervous system and explain their major functions.

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

The expert examines the major divisions of the nervous systems.

Solution Preview

In the context of psychology, which mainly deals with systems that can directly affect behaviour, we can separate the nervous system into a few prominent branches.

Central nervous system: includes the brain and the spinal cord. The brain contains various centers implicated in the processing of all the senses and the spinal cord allows the sending and receiving of commands and signals.

Peripheral nervous system: these are the nerves running to the extremities like the arms and legs. ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Developmental Psychology

This quiz explores the concepts, theories and key terminology associated with human psychological development.

Brain and behaviour

Reviews areas of the brain involved in specific behaviours. This information is important for introductory psychology courses.

Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Stages

Erik Erikson researched eight stages of psychosocial development beginning at birth and ending at death. This quiz challenges your knowledge of each stage, the corresponding age range, and the conflicts present during each stage.

Can you name these types of cognitive distortions?

In each mini-scenario, can you identify the type of cognitive distortion being displayed? All of us are subject to cognitive errors, biases, and distortions throughout our daily lives.

Abnormal Psychology

This quiz will explore the faucets of abnormal psychology, from the question of what is abnormal, to the intricacies of DSM diagnosable disorders.