Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

by Craig Canby, PhD

How does the autonomic nervous system work? What is Horner´s Syndrome? Get answers to these questions in this course. Professor Craig Canby and Lecturio will teach you everything you need to know to pass your exams!

Learn more about:

  • The parasympathetic system
  • The sympathetic system and the sympathetic outflow

Quiz-questions and additional topic reviews will help you to understand how the autonomic nervous system works.

Course Details

  • Videos 4
  • Duration 0:23 h
  • Quiz questions 14
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is Professor of Anatomy at Des Moines University in Iowa. He studied Biology and Chemistry at the Iowa Wesleyan College and later got his Ph.D. in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
Canby has received many awards and honors for his work including the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the Award Hancher Finkbine Medallion.
His research is especially focused on anatomical variations and technology-enabled student learning.

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Average and needs improvment
By wael s. on 08. March 2018 for Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

average explanation. This course does not go into deep details. Anyone who lacks fundamental knowledge of the ANS will not be able to get everything the prof said. The questions are good but some lack explanations, others which have explanations, are not rich enough. The diagrams could be better. And the feedback feature of questions is removed. I think the answer to one of the questions which is shown as right is wrong and I could not give feedback.

Usefull but could be better.
By oktay cem K. on 23. January 2018 for Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

if I don't know anything about para/symp nervous system, I wouldn't understand clearly. For example, in symphatetic outflow diagram, I wouldn't understand where the exact location of white or gray ramus in human body on the picture you used.

Odd choice for figure used
By Kerry T. on 23. January 2018 for Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS): Output and Thoracolumbar Outflow

I understood SNS input and output quite well prior to watching this video. There are much better figures in textbooks to describe output pathways. I found the figure used a very odd departure from traditional figures and much more confusing.

Autonomic nervous system
By Sören H. on 18. December 2017 for Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

Nice and clear explanation Good Voice and clear speaking friendly and open appearance -> clearly someone I love to listen to for hours

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