Study questions for lecture 6 - Diencephalon 2007

Study questions for lecture 6 - Diencephalon 2007 - Why are...

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Exam 2 topics CommSci 235 2006 Neuroembryology What structures in the embryo develop into the CNS and PNS? What structures do each of the flexures that occur in development differentiate in the nervous system. What parts of the mature nervous system are associated with the major divisions of the embryological CNS? Sulcus limitans – know all about this. Internal anatomy – figures for labeling. Electrical signaling by neurons – be familiar with the many concepts associated with electrical signaling and synaptic transmission - types of potentials (e.g, action, resting , graded local), which are all or none and which are ‘probabilistic’ Be able to describe the process of cell transmission from perturbation of a cell to contact with the next cell. What are ion channels? What is the sodium potassium pump? What are EPSPs? IPSPs? How do spatial and temporal summation work?
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Unformatted text preview: Why are they important? Influences on magnitude of effects of post-synaptic potentials. Know the types of neural circuits there are. Know about axonal reaction to injury and mechanisms of recovery. Know the basic neurotransmitters, how they influence function and what kinds of disorders are associated with their malfunction or depletion. Diencephalon Know Components. Pathways that go thru here what type? Thalamic nuclei be familiar with the major nuclei,their afferent and efferent connections and the functions supported by these connections. Know about the internal capsule. Know about specific input to the thalamus and nonspecific regulatory inputs. The function of the hypothalamus is influenced in part by nonneural systems. What are these? What are some behaviors that the hypothalamus helps to mediate (along with these other systems)?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2008 for the course BIOLOGY Human Neur taught by Professor Martin during the Fall '07 term at Temple.

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