This module provides a brief introduction to the brain and central nervous system. Dr. Andrea H. Gaede, a Science & Technology Policy Judicial Fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), answers the following questions:
- What are the major components of the central nervous system?
- How do neurons communicate?
- How do neural networks facilitate our interactions with the world around us?
- to gain a fundamental understanding of the brain’s structure and how the brain works