anatomy - Lecture 1: MOTOR CONTROL: the study of how the...

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Lecture 1: MOTOR CONTROL: the study of how the body moves or is stabilized in space (movement and posture); the study of everyday tasks such as standing, walking, reaching, and eye movements Basis for nearly all of our interactions with the environment and everything we do Related jobs: physiologists (structure vs. function), psychologists (how it happened); rehabilitation professionals (ex: physical therapists, occupational therapists) IMHOTEP: used actual medical procedures to cure people; EDWARD SMITH SURGICAL PAPYRUS (book with imhotep’s notes) Recorded all patients (without reference about God or magic) Included info. about brain, movements, etc. GALEN: doctor for galdiators; thought that 4 fluids (humors) that flowed through the body impact behavior and movement (if all 4 liquids were aligned then you were good, but if 1 or more were off then something was wrong with you) 4 Humors: blood, black bile, yellow bile, phlegm **everyone believed him, so his ideas weren’t challenged for over 1,500 years GALVANI: electricity applied to the nerves of a frog caused twitches (frog legs); pulled apart tissue and watched muscles contract GOLGI: discovered neurons accidentally; knocked owl’s brain into silver nitrate and looked under microscope and saw neural network in tissue; THOUGHT ALL NEURONS WERE INTERCONNECTED CAJAL: neurons as separate structures NEURON DOCTRINE- identifies neurons as most structural and
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course MVS 230 taught by Professor Gross during the Winter '10 term at University of Michigan.

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