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cogs1 mapping space in the brain Douglas Nitz – April 29, 2010
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depth perception from motion parallax or depth perception from texture gradient or depth perception from occlusion or depth perception from retinal disparity (stereopsis) : : but which? MAPPING SPACE IN THE BRAIN – RULE 1: THERE MAY BE MANY POSSIBLE WAYS
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egocentric frames allocentric (world-centered) route-centered senses musculature MAPPING SPACE IN THE BRAIN – RULE 2: DEFINE THE FRAME OF REFERENCE object-centered arbitrary frames * * vestibular info. retinal space proprioception
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rat brain – dorsal view human brain – sagittal view similarity in detailed structure of brain across mammalian species similarity in features of navigational strategies across mammalian species
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Santiago Ramon y Cajal’s ‘neuron doctrine’: establishes the neuron as the basic structural and functional unit of the brain (translation: neurons are to brain function as atoms are to molecules) Cajal’s ‘law of dynamic polarization’: neural/electrical transmission proceeds in one direction – from dendrite/soma & axon F axon terminal (translation: dendrites take in information from other neurons and decide what message to send to other neurons)
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Jacobson during the Spring '03 term at UCSD.

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