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38)Neuro1Spr11Postred - Sensory and Neural Mechanisms...

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1 Sensory and Neural Mechanisms Emergent Properties What are they? Emergent Properties Molecular level - transmembrane ion flow Cellular level - lateral electrical signaling Tissue level - cell-to-cell signaling Organ level - signal processing System level - perception, integration, and response Higher-order phenomena - consciousness, learning, memory, etc. Unity of Life Input, integration, output Receive information ________ information Make an appropriate response Can be simple, or very complex C&R 48.1
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2 Unity of Life Input, integration, output Receive information _______ information Make an appropriate response Can be simple, or very complex Fig. 45.17a Unity of Life Input, integration, output Receive information Unity: Membrane properties Diversity: Specialized cells/organs - Friday Integrate information Unity: Within cell integration Diversity: Various specialized communication and integration among cells (e.g. CNS, endocrine) - Today Make an appropriate response Unity: Surprising similarity, e.g. interaction of contractile proteins (more next week) E.g. skeletons - cyto-, hydrostatic, “hard” Today and Wednesday Organization of integration and nervous signaling Vertebrate bias Sensory systems Unity of Life Physicochemical Diversity of Life Umwelt Particular focus on the evolution of eyes Today and Wednesday Organization of integration and nervous signalling Vertebrate bias Sensory systems Unity of Life Physicochemical Diversity of Life Umwelt Particular focus on the evolution of eyes
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