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Unformatted text preview: ain parts: medulla, pons, cerebellum, midbrain, limbic system, thalamus,
hippocampus, cerebral cortex.
• State which parts of the cerebral cortex are involved in visual processing, auditory processing, other sensory
processing, memory, speech, motor functions, and higher intellectual functions.
• Summarize the “right brain, left brain” functions, and state why these are simplified interpretations.
• State which parts of the brain seem to be involved in creating memories.
• Explain what parts of the ear are necessary for perceiving sound, and how they work.
• Explain what parts of the eye are necessary for perceiving light, and how they work.
• Explain how chemoreception works in the tongue and the nose, and why both areas of chemoreception are
necessary to produce “flavor.”
• Explain how pain, heat, cold, and touch are perceived.
• List some other senses that other animals have that humans do not have.
• Describe what synaesthesia is.
• “Eye” http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/eye.htm is an animation showing how the eye functions,
including the rod cells.
• “Synapse” http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/synapse.htm is a simplified model of a synaptic gap, with
or without drugs.
• “Action Potential” http://outreach.mcb.harvard.edu/animations/actionpotential.swf is a detailed interactive
animation that explains how ion channels and active transport are involved in sending neural signals.
• “Hearing” http://www.physpharm.fmd.uwo.ca/undergrad/medsweb/L4Aud/m4aud.swf explains the functions
of the ear.
• “Sense of Taste” http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=AP14104 explains how taste buds
on the tongue function.
• “Sense of Smell” http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=AP14004 explains how sensory
receptors in the nose work, and what smells have to do with emotion.
• “Touch Receptors” http://www.physpharm.fmd.uwo.ca/undergrad/sensesweb/L7Touch/L7Touch.swf is an
animation that explains how our sense of touch works....
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- Winter '09