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1 HDE163: Midterm Review & Study Guide Introduction Be familiar with the issues and processes involved in trying to define aging – what does aging “mean”, on what levels does it occur, what does “old” mean? Know the 2 main research methods and some of the critical issues to consider in aging research Brain Basics: Structure and Function: Understand what the various terms of orientation mean, and how they apply to different views and structures of the brain Be familiar with the environment of the brain (what protects and surrounds it) Know and be able to locate major structures of the brain (e.g., lobes, gyri & sulci, insula, limbic system, basal ganglia, thalamus, cerebellum, brainstem) and their basic functions Be familiar with main gyri and sulci Able to identify parts of a neuron and understand how information transmitted along the neuron (action potential) and from one neuron to the next (synaptic transmission) Be familiar with what Brodmann’s areas, the myelin sheath, and glial cells are.
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