The sensory strip is the part of the brain responsible for receiving and sending messages of feeling from various parts of the body, according to Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Inc. It also includes the region that interprets taste and smell.Continue Reading
Dr. Patrick McCaffrey of California State University states that the sensory strip is also known as the postcentral gyrus, or the primary sensory area. It is found behind the central sulcus and receives sensory feedback from the body's joints and tendons. Behind the sensory strip are the sensory association areas, which have the ability to perform more specific analysis than the primary sensory area. These areas are involved in sensing the hotness or coldness of things more than simply identifying something as hot or cold. The sensory strip processes information first and then sends the information to the secondary sensory areas.
The sensory strip is organized similarly to the motor strip, as it reaches down the longitudinal cerebral fissure and contains a lateral and medial aspect, explains Dr. McCaffrey. The motor strip is responsible for controlling the voluntary movements of skeletal muscles. The body's lower parts, including the legs and feet, receive commands for motor movement from the superior part of the motor strip.Learn more about Nerves
Nerves provide a pathway for electrochemical impulses to transfer between the brain and other parts of the body. A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like structure that contains bundles of axons. An axon conducts electrochemical impulses and transmits them through projections to other neuron cells in nerves, muscles or organs. Through this process, the brain is able to communicate to other areas of the body, allowing processes such as muscle movement or breathing to occur.Full Answer >
Sensory neurons receive impulses and carry messages from the sense organs to the brain. Once the brain receives this information, it sends new information to the motor nerves to tell them what actions to perform.Full Answer >
The main job of the nervous system is to send and receive messages throughout the body, explains the Monroe County Women’s Disability Network. It is responsible for controlling and coordinating body functions.Full Answer >
According to the BBC, the function of nerve cells is to transmit electrical messages and signals throughout the body. There are three types of nerve cells. Sensory neurons collect and transmit information about stimuli, such as sound, light and temperature. Motor neurons transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the rest of the body and are connected to sensory neurons by specialized cells called association neurons.Full Answer >