Peripheral Nervous System

The brain does not feel pain, which is why surgeons can perform brain surgery without anesthesia or while the patient is awake. Pupils see how the peripheral nervous system allows humans to feel pain. The narrator explores the afferent and efferent divisions, the reflex arc, human reflexes, and how the brain uses all of these to interpret and feel pain.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils explore how people feel pain differently; for example, it has been stated that redheads experience pain greater than others
Classroom Considerations
  • Due to the level of concepts and vocabulary, the video best fits with concepts taught in a higher level biology or anatomy class
  • Having closed captioning turned on helps all viewers follow along and understand the concepts
  • It is video number 12 in a series of 47 on the human body
  • Engaging video because everyone has experienced pain and can easily relate
  • Closed captioning works for nine different languages
  • None
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