04-Neuroscience-pt1 - INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE...

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INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE PSYCH 1102/COGST 1101/LING 1170/ PHIL 1910/CS 1710
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Neuroscience Representing Information in the brain                Psychology                Neuroscience Linguistics Science Philosophy                Mind?
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Outline What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition The structure of the neuron Those things can think? The action potential Neurons as football stadiums Communication between neurons Why the synapse rocks
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What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of  cognition
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What is neuroscience “High” level approach Psychology & philosophy of mind Start at functional level and work down to  possible constraints of physical substrate “Low level” approach Physiology underlying cognition Start with the biology and “build” up to  recognizable functions
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What is neuroscience Neuroscience is the study of the physical  substrate of cognition in humans (& other  animals) How does the brain achieve cognition?
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What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of  cognition Multiple physical scales of interest Each has a structure at that scale Each has a function at that scale 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 μ m 1 μ m 1 Å
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What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of  cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 μ m 1 μ m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmitters Caffeine Dopamine
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What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of  cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 μ m 1 μ m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmitters Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition
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What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of  cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 μ m 1 μ m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmitters Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials
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What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of  cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 μ m 1 μ m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmitters Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Networks/ Assemblies Receptive Fields
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What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of  cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 μ m 1 μ m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmitters Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Networks/ Assemblies Receptive Fields Neural Maps Topography
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What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of  cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 μ m 1 μ m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmitters Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Networks/ Assemblies Receptive Fields Neural Maps Topography Neural Systems Interactive Modules
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What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of  cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 μ m 1 μ m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmitters Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Networks/ Assemblies Receptive Fields Neural Maps Topography Neural Systems Interactive Modules CNS EVERYTHING
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