Human Anatomy and Physiology
Neuroscience
Nervous System

What are three functions of the nervous system?

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06/30/2012

Has three overlapping function

Sensory receptors monitor changes inside and outside the body

• Detect changes or 'stimuli'

• Gathered information becomes the 'sensory input'

Processes and interprets sensory input

• Makes decisions- called 'integration'

Dictates a response by activating effector organs

• The response is also termed the 'motor output'