The nervous system plays a role in nearly every aspect of our health and well-being—from everyday activities such as waking up, to simple activities such as breathing, to complex processes such as thinking, reading, remembering, and feeling emotions.
Functions that are regulated by the nervous system include (but are not limited to):
Neuroscientists study the nervous system to better understand both its healthy and diseased states. Studying and understanding the nervous system is important because it affects so many areas of human health and well-being.1
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