The Brain jan 27

The Brain jan 27 - The brain is a neuron dense organ that...

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Unformatted text preview: The brain is a neuron dense organ that is believed to control human functioning h The spinal cord and connected nerves allow our brains to efficiently communicate with our bodies and vice versa h Our knowledge about the specific regions of the brain and nervous system is still limited, but we have some good ideas Area Specificity Lobes h Functions h Connections Hemispheres h Functions h Contralateral communication Histology Stains Functional Studies Experimentation on animals Human Case Studies h Brocas and Wernickes Aphasia Patients Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Brocas Area Wernickes Area Strengths: Can determine the necessity of a region for a certain cognitive process Weaknesses: Lack of experimental control Time for plasticity Low number of subjects Electrophysiology the activity of our neurons can be detected by monitoring electrical activity in the nervous system Electroencephalogram (EEGs) Event related potentials (ERPs) Electrocorticography INDIVIDUAL NEURON ACTIVITY COMBINED NEURON ACTIVITY Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scans) h Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs, and fMRIs) In comparison to the previous...
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