Neural Control and Coordination – Solutions
1. Briefly describe the structures of the Brain.
The brain is the swollen anterior end of the vertebrate neural tube.
It coordinates and controls the activities of the entire nervous system. It is well-protected by cranial meninges that are made up of an outer layer called the dura mater, a thin middle layer called the arachhhnoid, and an inner layer called the pia mater.
It is divided into three regions – the forebrain, the midbrain and the hindbrain.
Forebrain is the main thinking part of the brain. It consists of the cerebrum, thalamus and hypothalamus.