The Journal of Neuroscience, May 15, 2003 23(10):4005 4011 4005
Visual Cortex Activity in Early and Late Blind People
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Hemifield Neglect lecture
Mammals cant project directly from brain to retina. Must use the outside route.
Parietal lobe in space.
Neglect unilateral damage to (usually right) parietal lobe, the opposite hemifield will be
ignored, and the person w
Neuroanatomy-Med school integration/ Brain evolution
1. What are the cognitive correlates of a large brain?
a. Generic functions vs. habitat-specific adaptations
b. Larger brain correlated with better longevity, innovation,
J.J Gibson: Perception of the Visual World= ecological approach to vision, more evo-devooriented. Flow fields CGI
Times arrow, time cycle= westerners think of time in two diff ways: cyclical: seasons, selfrenewal cycles; thi
Amphioxus: itty bitty eye discovered this year! Countable # of photosensitive, neuron-like cells.
Arose from Pax6- expressing prosomere. Has basic fundamental features of an eye, melanin
gives directionality. Some homology i
NEURAL NET not actually neural. No excitatory/inhibitory neurons. No teaching part in
nervous systems. Useful though. Randomly compressed pieces in the hidden layer. Pa
EXISTENCE PROOF how did you get info in
Retinal topography: fundamental error about presuming that the contents of our perception = the
content of our minds. Topology: which parts are emphasized and preserved across brains.
5 senses = 5 transducers focus on what i
QUIZ: handouts 4-6, identifications of big parts of the motor system
- Finished looking at distributing input to retina to different locations
- Cortex, Thalamus, consciousness
- The corticostriatal/geniculocortical pathway:
- Construction from small things up.
- Where versus what
o Damage in temporal lobe recognition/ naming deficits. The man who mistook
his wife for a hat, Classical agnosias. Convergence of vision and language. May
know what a
Monkey hand cells/ front-on and side view faces, generic faces, not specific. All over
temporal lobe ALSO the case in humans, BUT wed never know it because we only do
o Fusiform face area visual expertise
10 Witty T iccy Bay
In 1885 Gilles de la Tourette, a pupil ofCharcot, described the
astonishing syndrome which now bears his name. Tourettes
syndrome, as it was immediately dubbed, is characterised by
an excess of nervous energy, and a great production an
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The Organization of Behavioral Repertoire in Motor Cortex
The Packet Switching Brain
Daniel Graham and Daniel Rockmore
The computer metaphor has served brain science well as a tool
for comprehending neural systems. Nevertheless, we propose here that this metaphor be replaced or supplemented by a new me
PSYCHE: The Visual Brain in Action by A. David Milner and Melvyn A. Goodale
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A. David Milner School of Psychology University of St
Network architecture of the long-distance pathways in the macaque brain
Dharmendra S. Modhaa,1 and Raghavendra Singhb
IBM Research-Almaden, San Jose, CA 95120; and bIBM Research-India, New Delhi 110070, India
Communicated by Mortimer Mishkin, National I
Hypothesis-driven structural connectivity analysis supports network over hierarchical model of brain architecture
Richard H. Thompson and Larry W. Swanson1
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 Contrib
THE SEXUAL BRAIN
2004 Nature Publishing Group http:/www.nature.com/natureneuroscience
The neurobiology of pair bonding
Larry J Young1 & Zuoxin Wang2
A neurobiological model for pair-bond formation has emerged from studies in monogamous rodents. Th
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The nature of Learning and Memory
How many systems? Context or process?
o Famous case of H.M.
o People make memories for different classes of information
Semantic, names of things
o Systems in the brain committe