Neuroanatomy - Divisions of the Nervous System MAIN POINTS:...

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Divisions of the Nervous System MAIN POINTS: 1. Neuroanatomy is largely descriptive 2. Nervous system is highly structured Divisions of the Nervous System Central Nervous System o Brain o Spinal Cord Peripheral Nervous System o Somatic o Autonomic Neuroanatomical Directions Dorsal (superior)- towards the top of the body/head Ventral (inferior)- towards the bottom of the body/head Rostral (anterior)- towards the nose Caudal (posterior)-towards the tail Lateral- towards the side of the body Medial – towards the midline of the body Bilateral- on both sides of the body/head Ipsilateral- on the same side of the body/head Contralateral- on the opposite side of the body/head Gray Matter, White Matter (most basic aspects of neurons- more in a couple lectures) 1. Cell Bodies: gray matter on outside 2. Axons: white matter on inside A note about terminology: o Groups of cell bodies: Inside brain: nuclei Inside spinal cord: ganglion o Bundles of axons:
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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