Brain and Central Nervous System

The brain performs an incredible number of tasks and nervous system is a network of specialized tissues that regulates thoughts, sensations, basic body functions and more. Explore the many functions of the brain & the central nervous system.

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What does your brain really look like? It depends on how it's imaged. Take a look at all the different ways we can view the human brain.

By Sara Cheshire

You touch a hot object and immediately drop it. It happens so quickly you don't even think about it. How does this happen? Your nervous system coordinated everything.

By Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.

Finding out what shape your memory is in should be the first step in trying to improve it. Test your memory to find out if those memory glitches are normal.

By Richard C. Mohs

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You can improve your memory by taking several simple steps. You can make the decision to get better at remembering things today! Learn more about sharpening your memory in this article.

By Richard C. Mohs

Worried about memory loss? Fear not, there are still lots of lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent it, such as managing stress. Learn more about memory-saving lifestyle changes in this article.

By Richard C. Mohs

The nervous system is a complex network of specialized tissues that regulates thoughts, emotions, actions, sensations, and body functions. It has two major divisions: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.

By Editors of Consumer Guide