Chapter 1 Notes - SPA 4930 Neuroscience of Communication Notes on the Introduction I Terms for Sections and Directions i ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix

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SPA 4930 – Neuroscience of Communication Notes on the Introduction I. Terms for Sections and Directions i. Coronal  – Front from back; at a right angle to the neuraxis ii. Sagittal  – Left from right; spilt in half along the midline iii. Horizontal (cross section), Transverse  – Upper from lower iv. Rostral  – Toward the head v. Caudal  – Toward the tail vi. Dorsal  – Toward the back vii. Ventral  – Toward the stomach viii. Lateral  – Toward the outside ix. Medial  – Toward the inside II. Neuroimaging Techniques i. Structural vs. Functional Imaging  – Structural: Imaging that can only show  the static brain: Imaging that shows brain activity. ii. CT  – (Structural) X-ray beams passing through the body reflect off different  densities of tissue, bone and fluid in different ways, producing an image in a  single plane. iii.
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2010 for the course SPA SPA 4930 taught by Professor Karidas during the Summer '10 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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Chapter 1 Notes - SPA 4930 Neuroscience of Communication Notes on the Introduction I Terms for Sections and Directions i ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix

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