Lecture 1 - NPB 12 Human Brain & Disease 1 1 9/16/08...

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NPB 12 Human Brain 1 1
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2 Instructor: Dr. Pamela Pappone 752-2673 papappone@ucdavis.edu Teaching Assistant : Kearnan Welch kearnanw@gmail.com 2
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Why study the brain? “The mind is the brain doing its job”--Simon LeVay. The brain is the basis of our perceptions, consciousness and volition The brain is the major site of information processing and regulation for running our bodies Our brains are what give us our evolutionary advantage. If we know how the brain works we can learn how to fix it. It’s amazing!!! 3 3
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4 Schedule Date Lecture Quiz Topic Reading 25-Sep 1 History of Neuroscience Chapter 1 30-Sep 2 1 Structure of the Nervous System Chapter 7 2-Oct 3 Pathways Chapter 7 7-Oct 4 2 Neurons Chapter 2 9-Oct 5 Information transfer in neurons 14-Oct 6 3 Synapses 16-Oct 7 Somatosensory system Chapter 12 21-Oct 4 Midterm I 23-Oct 8 The Eye Chapter 9 28-Oct 9 5 Central visual system Chapter 10 30-Oct 10 Chapter 11 4-Nov 11 6 Brain control of movement
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Lecture 1 - NPB 12 Human Brain & Disease 1 1 9/16/08...

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