Chapter 2: The Brain and Nervous System
Understanding the brain and nervous system has been a long journey of inquiry, spanning hundreds of years of meticulous studies in the fields of anatomy, neurology, neuroscience, philosophy, evolution, biology, cognitive sciences, and psychology (Ahmad, 2023). The journey continues with new discoveries about the brain emerging every day. A good foundational understanding of brain structure is critical for understanding brain function and the biological bases of psychology. Future research linking brain function to complex mental processes and behavior will help us better understand human psychology and ultimately improve well-being.