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Are eyes part of the central nervous system?

The Central Nervous System is the integration and command center of the body. It consists of the brain, spinal cord and the retinas of the eyes. The Cranial Nervous System nerves connect the brain to the eyes, mouth, ears and other parts of the head.

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Considering this, are the eyes part of the CNS or PNS?

In the somatic nervous system, the cranial nerves are part of the PNS with the exception of the optic nerve (cranial nerve II), along with the retina. Cranial nerve ganglia originated in the CNS. However, the remaining ten cranial nerve axons extend beyond the brain and are therefore considered part of the PNS.

Subsequently, question is, what body system do the eyes belong to? sensory system

In this way, what part of the nervous system controls vision?

the parietal lobe, which controls somatic or voluntary sensory functions; the occipital lobe, which controls vision; the temporal lobe, which controls hearing and some other speech functions.

What are the parts of the central nervous system?

The nervous system has two main parts:

  • The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord.
  • The peripheral nervous system is made up of nerves that branch off from the spinal cord and extend to all parts of the body.

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