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The nervous system (1)
Girl doing calculations
                  on a board.

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system.

The nervous system consists of two main parts:

  • The brain and spinal cord, and
  • The nerves that serve all parts of the body.
The nervous system (2)
Two boys listening.

The nervous system controls all bodily functions such as:

  • Breathing
  • Movement
  • Vision, and
  • Hearing.

Networks of nerve cells (called neurons) run throughout the body and communicate with each other.