Behavior And Interactions With An Environment

894 WordsOct 31, 20154 Pages
Behavior is a living organism’s reaction of their interaction with an environment. It exists in the physical, cognitive, and affective domains. The three domains constantly intertwine with each other and manifest behavior (Gorbel, Sep. 9th). Each living organism has their own idiosyncratic experience of reality, making experience unique to the living organism. Behavior and experience have biological determinants that begin at conception and continue in post-conception, everyday life (Gorbel, Sep. 15th). If a living organism falls under the biological social norms then the organism contains a central nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. The brain communicates with the rest of the body through the spinal cord. The spinal cord is composed of large bundles of nerves. The peripheral nervous system is a network of nerves that carries information between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. It consists of thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves that carry sensory and motor messages to and from the spinal cord. Twelve pairs of cranial nerves leave the brain directly without passing through the spinal cord ensuring that the body communicates with the brain. The peripheral system has two different branches; the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. The somatic nervous system carries messages to and from the sense organs and skeletal muscles. It controls voluntary actions, like the movement of an
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