Coordination and response: nervous control in humans


By the end of this topic you should be able to:

– Describe the human nervous system in terms of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system which together coordinate and regulate body functions.
– Identify motor, relay and sensory neurones.
– Describe a simple reflex arc and a reflex action
– Describe the action of antagonistic muscles.
– Define sense organs
– Describe the structures and functions of the eye.
– Distinguish between voluntary and involuntary actions.


1) Watch this video carefully

2) Read about neurones.

3) Let´s work with the booklet, page 10:

a- Draw and label the two types of neurones which are not described

b- Answer questions 1 and 2

4) Reflex actions: Watch the animation and try the test Bite. Good luck!

5) Finally, complete exercise 3)

Take a look at this presentation!

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