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Biosciences in the 21st century Lecture 1: Neurons, Synapses, and Signaling Dr. Michael Burger
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Outline: 1. Why neuroscience? 2. The neuron 3. Action potentials 4. Synapses 5. Organization of the nervous system 6. Clinical approaches of today and tomorrow
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What did he say?
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What did he say?
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Now close your eyes!
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Figure-ground illusions are well known for visual stimuli
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But they occur in the auditory system too!
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Alzheimer’s Disease more than 5 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias amount to more than $148 billion annually. Parkinson’s disease: 3% of population over 65: 1.5 million patients Hearing Impairment: Approximately 28 million Americans have a hearing impairment Approximately 314 in 1,000 people over age 65 have hearing loss and 40 to 50 percent of people 75 and older have a hearing loss.
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