4.4 The brain and nervous system

The Human Brain and Nervous System

This video from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) covers the major structures and functions of the brain.[1]


The Nervous System

The following videos from CTE Skills[2] and CrashCourse[3] provide you with an introduction to the nervous system. In the first video from CTE Skills, please pay particular attention at minute marker 6:40 when it explains the concepts of the parasympathetic nervous system & the sympathetic nervous system.



Chapter Credit

Adapted from Drugs, Health & Behavior by Jacqueline Schwab.

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016). The human brain: Major structures and functions. [Video]. Youtube. https://youtu.be/44B0ms3XPKU
  2. CTE Skills. (2017). The nervous system in 9 minutes. [Video]. Youtube. https://youtu.be/44B0ms3XPKU
  3. CrashCourse. (2015). The nervous system part 1. [Video]. Youtube. https://youtu.be/qPix_X-9t7E


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