Cognition and the Brain

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Unformatted text preview: Cognition and the Brain • To understand the brain’s role in: o Attention o Perception o Memory o Language o Decision making o Problem solving This Class • Basic neurology --- transduction • Neurotransmitters • Gross brain anatomy • Hemisphericity/lateralization • Neural and connectionist models Neurons • 10 – 12 billion nerve cells • 10^14 – 10^15 possible interconnections • 1873 – Camillo Golgi accidentally discovered stain – individual nerve cells • Believed neurons formed a network – “reticular theory” • Salutatory transduction – transmission of action potential where electrical impulses jump from myelin sheath to myelin sheath Neurotransmitters • Acetylcholine (Ach) o Role in Alzheimer’s disease, learning, memory o Involved in muscle contractions Curare Botulin Black widow • Dopamine o Movement o Learning o Attention o Emotion • Serotonin o Mood o Hunger o Sleep o Arousal • Norepenephrine (aka noradrenaline) o Alertness o...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course EXP 3604 taught by Professor Fasig during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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