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The Somatic Nervous System

The somatic system is responsible for transmitting sensory information as well as voluntary movement. The system contains two major types of neurons:

  1. Motor neurons. They carry information from the brain and spinal cord to muscle fibers throughout the body. They allow us to take physical action.
  2. Sensory neurons. They allow us to take in sensory information and then carry the information from the nerves to the central nervous system.

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  1. The central nervous system (CNS). It includes the brain and spinal cord.
  2. The peripheral nervous system (PNS). It includes all the nerves that branch out from the brain and spinal cord and extends to other parts of the body, including muscles and or...

The autonomic system controls aspects of the body that are usually not under voluntary control. The autonomic system is divided into two branches:

The PNS's primary role is to connect the CNS to the organs, limbs, and skin. The peripheral nervous system is divided into two parts:

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