Aspects of the Nervous System and Skeletal Neuromuscular System

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For this experiment, different aspects of the nervous system and skeletal neuromuscular system were analyzed. The nervous system is important when it comes to senses and this connects to the afferent and efferent systems and integrating centers (Sherwood, 2010). Afferent systems are responsible for collecting sensory information and relaying it to the integrating center where the efferent neurons then send a response back to the muscles (Sherwood, 2010). This is important and was focused on in many of these labs. Another important aspect of this lab was the spinal cord reflex arcs. The main function of this mechanism is again related to the body sensing a sensation and the spinal cord receiving the information and sending out a response. (Stevens, 1960) The spinal cord is in charge of responding to the different information that the body senses. If this was not such, the body would not be able to feel sensations. This can be seen when there is damage to the spinal cord. If there is any damage then the information “felt” below the damage would not be sensed (Sherwood, 2010). These experiments were done in order to connect the functions of the nervous system to their effect on the muscles coordinating movements and actions. There were four separate hypotheses that needed to be tested for this lab report. First, body parts that are primarily used for touch will have a lower two-point threshold than parts that are not primarily used for touch. Second, stimulation will cause a
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