[6] 110309 - Behavioural Neuroscience II

[6] 110309 - Behavioural Neuroscience II - Behavioural...

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Behavioural Neuroscience Two Structural/Functional Divisions We’d be lost without a map… Structure and Organisation • The basic organisation of the nervous system • A little about the structure of the brain • Nothing yet about the ‘stuff’ of the brain Central Nervous System Left Hand Right Hand
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Two Hemispheres Peripheral Nervous System • Autonomic Nervous System • Sympathetic • Parasympathetic • Somatic Nervous System • Sensory - afferent - inputs • Motor - efferent –outputs • Twelve peripheral nerves DO NOT go down the spinal cord. • They are the cranial nerves, and include the optic nerve (which allows us to see) and the olfactory nerve which we use for olfaction (our sense of smell). • Most nerves travel down the inside of the spinal column and form the spinal cord. • The spinal cord is not just one nerve fibre. It is thousands of bundles (tracts), bundled together again (columns) which are protected inside the bones that form your spine. The brain approaches the outside world
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Mannen during the Spring '11 term at Texas Brownsville.

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