Lecture 2 - The biology of development Drawing by S Ramn Y...

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The biology of development Drawing by S. Ramón Y Cajal
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? 1) Brief overview of adult brain structure. 2) How genes contribute to development (brief introduction) 3) Steps and processes of brain development from fetus to adolescence.
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A short voyage through the internal structure of the brain My point: show you the complexity of what needs to be assembled in development. Just sit back and be amazed!
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The human cerebral cortex Occipital lobe: Visual information. Parietal lobe: Spatial processing, integration of senses Frontal lobe: Planning, organizing, deciding
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The retinotopic map
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The visual system: wiring diagram Where columns are…
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End of voyage… Back to your notebooks!
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9 Genes & development.
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Genes: basic organization 10 Nucleus: DNA’s home
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What genes do: code for proteins… 11 Two protein molecules Genes don’t “see” any further than the protein(s) they code for.
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12 dna DNA acts from inside. “Experience” acts from outside. And the two never meet…?
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DNA and experience play entirely separate roles? 13 GENES Parents, Culture, Environment. Brain organization Disease etc… Knowledge Personality Values GENES are not involved in learning, and vice-versa.
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course PSYCH 211 taught by Professor Lecorre during the Fall '11 term at Waterloo.

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