Doesn’t the picture above look like a monster in a horror movie? Well, what you’re looking at a the human nervous system, which lets all the systems of our bodies communicate. In layman’s terms, you could refer to it as your bodies personal electric grid. Messages flow from your brain along the pathways to a particular system…muscles for example. My muscles have difficulty communicating with my brain, and thus makes walking , talking, writing, and most everything more difficult, but itt wasn’t always that way. There was a time where my nervous system worked as intended until a genetic stowaway, that was hiding in my DNA, decided it was time to disrupt my nerve pathways. Up until that time walking was effortless and my legs, vocal chords, and every other crazy organ or nerve just did their jobs. Now my muscles and brain have trouble coordinating functions and movements, thus rendering me disabled. My brain and nervous system work together much like dance partners always stepping on each others feet. They just can’t get in sync.
Here are just a few interesting facts that explain the nervous system and how it works:
The nervous system has two major components: The central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS)
.The central nervous system, being a structure of nerves and neurons that send signals that coordinate our actions are basically our bodies electrical wiring.
Every person’s body contains billions of nerve cells (neurons) with there being about 100 billion in the brain and 13.5 billion in the spinal cord.
There are over 200 different kinds of nerve cells in the human body.
The nervous system can transmit information across nerves as fast as 360km/h or 224 mph..
There are about 100 billion neurons in your brain and more nerve cells than there our stars in our galaxy.
There are two types of neurons, sensory neurons and motor neurons.
While my dance partners may step on each other’s toes more often then not , every once in a while they Foxtrot just fine.