L10-NervousSystem

L10-NervousSystem - 2/22 Development of the Nervous System...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
2/22 Development of the Nervous System Development and structure of the nervous system o Neuraxis An imaginary line drawn through the center of the central nervous system, between the front of the forebrain and the bottom of the spinal cord All directional terms that are used in neuroscience describe locations relative to the neuraxis. o Rostral or Anterior: Toward the head o Caudal or Posterior: Toward the tail o Dorsal: toward the back o Ventral: toward the belly o Lateral: toward the side o Medial: toward the middle More Directional Terms o Transverse axis/plane (also known as Coronal plane): cut in half vertically; frontal section o Sagittal plane: plane right down the middle of the brain o Horizontal plane: cut in half horizontally o Transverse plane or Coronal plane (cross section): cross section through spinal cord More Terms o Ipsilateral means “on the same side as…” o Contralateral means “on the opposite side of…” The Meninges (Greek for “membranes”) o Membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord o Dura mater, Arachnoid mater, and Pia mater are the three membrane types Dura is very tough Arachnoid is very thin
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSYC 220 taught by Professor Brunges during the Spring '07 term at UVA.

Page1 / 3

L10-NervousSystem - 2/22 Development of the Nervous System...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online