Your Spinal Cord and YOU!
Professor Einspine explains the spinal cord in the video below.
What is the spinal cord?


UP
The spinal cord sends signals from the body UP to the brain.

​Some signals that go UP are:
​- Pain
​- Temperature
​- Touch


DOWN
The brain sends signals DOWN the spinal cord to the rest of the body.

Some signals to the body are:
​- Jump!
​- Sit!
​- Play the piano!
You've Got Nerve!!
The brain and the spinal cord are made of nerve cells, or neurons. CLICK the picture below to explore a neuron!
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Spinal Levels
The Frog in Your Back
Professor Einspine explains what happens when the spinal cord gets hurt.
Don't click the frog.


Just don't.