THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND THE SENSES
The Human Body—How It Works
Fascinating animations help viewers visualize the development, organization, and functions of the nervous system and the input organs that stimulate it. Beginning with an introductory overview of neural anatomy, the program outlines the organization of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the processes of sensation, transduction, and perception. The program also discusses vision, hearing, taste, smell, and equilibrium; sensitivities to temperature, pressure, and pain; bodily movement via the somatic neurons; and the neural mechanics of sleep and wakefulness. An online teacher’s guide is available. Grades 9–12. English with English subtitles. Color. Films for the Humanities and Sciences. 21 minutes. ©2009.
Films for the Humanities and Sciences