The nervous system controls our lives and all of our body functions.
Every action and every response to anything is coordinated by the
nervous system, be it physical, mental or emotional. Internal changes
are also coordinated by the nervous system, for example in response to
changes in body temperature to maintain homeostasis. The basic function
of the brain is the reception of stimuli by its special sensory cells.
To carry out this function, the system's special sensory cell called the
neuron must be very diverse. Either just simple general functions or
very efficient complex commands. The system transfers information
throughout the body through impulses called nerve impulses. These
impulses are received and sent also by the neurons, you can now proceed
to the next part regarding the neuron for more
[©Martin and Ambrose 2001]