The nervous system coordinates actions like walking, breathing and swallowing.
TRUE! The nervous system allows us to perceive, comprehend, and respond to the world around us. It coordinates voluntary actions like walking and involuntary actions like heart beating and sweating. There are also actions that can be both, such as swallowing and breathing.
The field of science that focuses on the study of the nervous system dates back to Roman Empire.
TRUE! The study of the nervous system is called neuroscience and the first evidence of studying the nervous system actually dates back to ancient Egypt.
The nerves in your body are not able to regenerate.
FALSE! Nerves are able to naturally regenerate their fibers when they get damaged but sometimes this natural regeneration ability can be affected by other factors.
A healthy, well-functioning nervous system can transmit signals at speeds of 100 meters (328 feet) per second.
TRUE! The nervous system can transmit signals at speeds of 100 meters (328 feet) per second, more than 8 times faster than the top speed of Usain Bolt.