The function of the thalamus is to regulate the body's voluntary motor control, consciousness and its sleep/wake cycle. It also regulates the senses of sight, sound, taste, touch and the sense of where the person's body ... More »

The central nervous system, composed of the brain, spinal cord and an extensive neuron network, serves as the control center for all bodily functions. It functions as the transmitter and receiver as well as the pathway f... More »

The function of the pineal gland is to secrete the hormone melatonin, which sends signals to various body organs about environmental lighting conditions. This helps to regulate the body's biological rhythms, and for many... More »

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