Central Nervous System

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Central Nervous System is the part of the Nervous System which consists of the cerebrum, cerebelum, cerebral peduncles, pons, medulla oblongota, and spinal cord. It is encased within the cranium and the spinal column. The Central Nervous System contains important centers of life (hypothalamus, thalamus, amygdala, pons), playing a central role in the control of most bodily functions, and intelligence and behavior (cerebral cortex).