NEU258_Lecture1_Intro notes

NEU258_Lecture1_Intro notes - Lecture 1 Introduction to NEU...

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Lecture 1 -... Audio recording started: 11:00 AM Thursday, September 13, 2012 Sensory systems, vision, audition, motor systems (arm control), etc… Focus on primates' brains & systems neuroscience Topics related to higher order cognition Exams heavily based on lecture material Do the reading on the initial material = VERY IMPORTANT First few lectures will be on background information and how the brains, nerves, and stuff like that work We will move into systems after getting the background down. Visual system is the largest chunk of the material We won't cover smell, taste, memory, higher order thought, etc... Links between vision, touch audition, etc... Basic structure and organization of the brain (All introductory material) Terminology of stuff in the brain: More lateral towards the sides, more medial towards the middle See Diagram 1 Not horizontal, head same, but body more bent down (standing upright) Body is rotated and bent down (coordinate frame rotated) Things get more complicated in a primate Anterior in spinal cord = up, but in brain = front Anterior is always front for other animals like cat See Diagram 2 More terminology: See Diagram 3 (Similar to this one, but very basic): Parallel to the mid-line = Sagittal Section (Like in diagram 4) Looking into brain sections: Lecture 1 - Introduction to NEU 258 & the Organization of the Brain Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:59 AM NEU 258 - Fundamentals of Neuroscience Page 1
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Parallel to the mid-line = Sagittal Section (Like in diagram 4) Note: they split the brain into 2 equal halves if along the midline. Sagittal sections can be more lateral as you move towards the ear They splits the brain into anterior and posterior.
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