Cognition_Week3 - Neuroscience Review Lecture 5 Neuron...

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Neuroscience Review Lecture 5
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Neuron
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Action Potential
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Synapse Neurotransmitters produced and stored in presynaptic axon terminal NT’s released into synaptic cleft when action potential reaches terminal NT’s bind to receptors in post synaptic membrane to generate excitatory or inhibitory potentials
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Neural Codes Specifcity Coding - a neuron codes for one particular thing (grandmother cell) Distributed Coding - the pattern of activity over neuronal populations code for representations Distributed Processing - cognitive processes are distributed across many regions
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Split Brain Severing corpus callosum can be a treatment in extreme cases of epilepsy Patients cognitive function remains intact Hemispheres can no longer communicate with each other - eg left hemisphere does not know what is in left visual Feld
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Blakemore & Cooper, 1970
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Attention Review
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5 Functions of Attention Action Selection Anchoring Focussing Perceptual Enhancement Sustaining Behavior
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course COGNITION V89.029 taught by Professor Hilford during the Spring '10 term at NYU.

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Cognition_Week3 - Neuroscience Review Lecture 5 Neuron...

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