10.Mapping Space in the Brain

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Unformatted text preview: cogs1 mapping space in the brain Douglas Nitz April 29, 2010 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 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 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 Santiago Ramon y Cajals 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) Cajals law of dynamic polarization: neural/electrical transmission proceeds in one direction from dendrite/soma axon axon terminal (translation: dendrites take in information from other neurons and decide what message to send to other neurons) hippocampal pyramidal...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course ECON 311 taught by Professor Zambrano during the Fall '08 term at Cal Poly.

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