The nervous system controls the collection and expression of data electrically and chemically. The better tuned our receptors (the five senses, perception and balance), the better we relate effectively with our environment. Furthermore, the better wired we are into our spinal chord (the super highway) and our brain (the control center) where calculations are performed based on our intentions, the better chance we have of understanding our environment. Finally, how well we set intentions determines whether we make choices that support our goals and interests.
Because the autonomic nervous system determines our relaxation routines, reactions to stress and because it manages much of digestion, we’ll focus on that aspect of the greater picture. To get an overview of your nervous system, read the Anatomy posts and check out the suggestions in the continued learning posts.