Differentiate between brain and spinal cord

Asked by sachin.dhumal2007 | 13th Aug, 2019, 09:12: PM

Expert Answer:

Differences between brain and spinal cord:


Spinal cord

  • It serves as the centre for thinking, sensing, reasoning and remembering.
  • It performs reflexive actions.
  • It sends executive commands to different parts of the body. 
  • It carries commands of motion from brain to the different body parts.
  • It processes sensory information that spinal cord brings from the body parts to the brain.
  • It returns sensory signals from body parts to the brain.
  • It has white matter at the core and grey matter on the cortex.
  • It has grey matter at the core and white matter on the outside.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 14th Aug, 2019, 12:08: PM