Neuroanatomy

Neuroanatomy - Neuroanatomy o Functional anatomy of...

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Neuroanatomy o Functional anatomy of cognition Multiple levels of stimuli and motor analysis More than one area devoted to perceptual experience More than one area devoted to skills o But motor OUTPUT controlled by motor cortex Start at fine structure and work to integrated processing Brain needs large regions devoted to information integration Association cortex o Organization of the brain (orientation) Directions Anterior: front of brain (rostral) Posterior: back of brain (caudal) Superior: top of brain (dorsal) Inferior: bottom of brain (ventral) Radiological slices Horizontal/Axial plane: slices brain horizontally from front to back Coronal lane: from left to right vertically Sagital plane: from front to back vertically Gross structural landmarks of the cortex Sulci (infoldings) Gyri (bumps) Around 2mm (fundi: bottom of the sulci)-3mm (crowns: top of the gyri) thick Functional purpose of folding: compacts more cortical area in a smaller space
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