The Nervous System Part 1

The Nervous System Part 1

This is part 1 of a 2-part series on the nervous system. In this webinar, we will learn about the biological basis of the nervous system, from how it is organized and subdivided, to the different types of cells that are in the peripheral nervous system versus the central. Join us to tackle the most efficient signaling system in our body!

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Determine the direction of neuronal signaling (towards the CNS, away from the CNS)

  • Differentiate parasympathetic and sympathetic responses

  • Follow a basic reflex arc

  • Identify molecules (neurotransmitters, drugs, biomolecules) and how they interact with the nervous system


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Nervous system divisions: CNS vs PNS, somatic vs autonomic, parasympathetic vs sympathetic

  • Neuon anatomy and classifications

  • Cells that support neurons

  • Synapse anatomy and the reflex arc

  • Neurotransmitters

  • The brain blood barrier

  • Neurulation


On the MCAT

  • The nervous system is different from the endocrine system, but often these two systems are tested together to see if you can differentiate them

  • The nervous system has many overlaps with psychology, electrochemistry, and biochemistry - be ready to make connections!


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