presented by Paddy Garvin-Higgins
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Paddy Garvin-Higgins, MN, RN, CRRN, CNS, PHN
Paddy has been involved in the nursing field since 1968. She received a diploma certificate in registered nursing in 1975 from Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. She received both her BSN (1993) and MN (1996) degrees from the University of Phoenix. She completed additional postgraduate work at Loma Linda University School…Read full bio
1. Introduction to Neuroanatomy of the Brain
The brain is a major organ in the central nervous system (CNS). In this chapter, brain development, cell structure, nerve integration, and fluid and blood supply to and from the brain are discussed as important elements to explore prior to learning about structural and functional neuroanatomy.
2. Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy of the Brain: The Cerebral Cortex, Cerebral Lobes, Cerebellum, and Brain Stem
Protected within the skull, the brain is responsible for controlling voluntary movements, memory, problem-solving, creativity, and speech. It receives its information through the five senses and interprets these messages through relay of nerve impulses out to the spinal cord, muscles, and many organs within the body. This chapter will outline the major functional structures that provide this innervation.
3. Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy of the Brain: Other Parts for Your Consideration
Structures deep within the brain provide important functions of coordination of movement, perception, and vital functions. They also mediate autonomic and endocrine functions while stimulating or inhibiting emotional responses that influence pleasure, pain, and physical movement. This chapter will present an overview of these important brain structures and how they bridge information from the brain back to the spinal cord.