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Integrative Neuroscience Exam 2 Study Guide

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Integrative Neuroscience Exam 2 Study Guide NSC 4354

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Integrative Neuroscience
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02.17.16 – MOTOR NEURONS  Forebrain Motor systems  Descending systems  Upper motor neurons  Motor cortex  Planning, initianting, voluntary movements  Brainstem centers  Basic movments, postural control  Cortical spinal tract *  Overview of descending motor control  Posture and balance – midline (core muscles)  Upper motor neurons cross over and travel through blue (into the spinal cord) – synapses in the lower motor neurons in lateral ventral horn  Sensory – dorsal root  Alpha motor neurons that control muscles  Inter neurons involved  Long distance curi – modulate (medial  Short distance – for distal limb muscles (lateral  Upper motor neurons – motor corticies  PMC  SMC  Primarmy motor cortex  Get feed back on what you are touching  Tactile feed back – you can plan your movement  Primary motor cortex – upper motor neurons  Layer 5 – upper motor neurons  Form the out put from the outside of brainstem  Anywhere in cortex is output later  Decending projections  Broadmann – differences in thickness of layers  Layer 5 is particularly thick  They are distinct by the different layer they have – anatomical layers – functional areas  Area 4 would be the motor cortex  Characterized b really large betz cells  Don’t have specific role  They are primary motor cortex  Some how in primates they emerged (not found in lower vertabrates)  They don’t make all the projects  Corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts  Corticospinal tract  Controls movment of torso – upper and lower limbes  Corticobulbar  Controls face and neck  Terminates only in brainstem  Pyramidal tract – they look like pyramids – caudal medulla  Yellow projections – face – cortical bulber – lateral side  Corticalspinal – medial side  Internal capsule  See it better in the thick myelinated super highway of fibers  Cuts throught he basal ganglia in thalamus  Where pyrimal tract  Cerebral peduncle  Lateral corticospinal tract  Left part of brain – controls right part of body to 90%  Cortocspinal tracts  Desussaion – crossing in pyramids – why you have 90% of contralateral side  Lateral CS – controls distal extremities  Ventral Tract (aka antrerior tract) – controls proximal limbs  Two pathways and crossing  To sepertate they better  LCST – limbs  VCT – axial – trunk – proximal limbs  Not just descending – local and commissural too  Projection in internal capsule  Projections that go to the other side – thalamus, Basil ganglia  Doesn’t just control brainstem  Projecctions to other areas – within cortex or two lower sub cortical structions  Early studies – motor homunclulus – topographic organization  Somatosensory cortex  Put a large electrode in brain = came up with homunculus  Had concept individual areas in brain that would control the muscles in those areas  There was a motor homunculus  There are neurons that control muscles more than muscle in other parts  Motor homunculus with pyramidal tracts  Have distinct parts where ______ travel  Certain topography  But what do motor maps really represent  Not muscle control  Muscle plan movments  Classic studies – indicates maps of muscles  Make muscle twitch  When they used smaller stimulation – found a more complex arrangement  Complex type of movement  Not just muscle one to one connection but much omore transfused – more areas that control muscle movmements  Divergence – a neuron on place – control alpha motor neurons  Convergence – wide areas of mtor cortex can control same muscle  Specific types of movement s  Motor maps basted on microstimulation  Outer outward movements  Involve very complex patterns  Remember there is a certain overlap with the muscles you need  When you stimulate these muscle they _______  Directional tunin of neurons in primary cortex  Tuning curves of single neuron  Plack like – action potential  Cell tuned to movments to a specific angle  But not on other angles  Individual neurons brought to be tune – wide range  Broadly tuned to the left  Activate large ensomals of neurons  They don’t encode trajectory but also end postion of hand  Premotor cortex  Gets most input from prefrontal cortex  Where you would plan a movement – working memory  Have an indirect control and direct control of movment  About 30% come directly out of cortex  Rest arised from premotor cortex  Direct control of movement  Weaker connections  Does control directly but mostly its related to motor planning and selection of movement  When you learn a task – most active  Motor planning  Understandin the actions of others – mirror neurons  Mirror neurons – neurons that encode ntention  Active when animal see someone else do something  They are doing the task in their head before actually doing it (plans it – putting your self in someone elses shoes)  Not active when using a tool  Respond when animal not actually seeing it  Motor control in the brainstem: balance , posture, gaze  Involuntary movments  Extrapyramidal tract – involtary reflexes and movment and modulation of movment – reaching  Run in extrapuramidal part of the tract –to distinguish it from the tract of motor cortex  Motor control in brainstem  Task – pull on lever when you hear a tone  If you don’t anticipate what is going to happen then you will can pull your self into the wall  But not the case – anticipation – feet forward control – posture compensates  Involuntary reflex that you need (bending of knees)  Happens through reticularspinal pathway – predicts distabance in stability  Feedforward and feedback signals  Feedforward – anticipated postural instability  Postural adjustment  Feedback – uunanticipated postural instability – compenstate for things that you don’t anticipate  Indirect pathway control posture  Reticular formation – recicular spinal – coactivated with anything that cortical spine way does  They project to motor neurosn in spinal cord that controls axial and proximal muscles  Tectospinal, reticulospinal and vestibuospinal pathways  Tectorspinal  Anferior colliculus and superior colliculus  Control – head and gaze – visual input  Motor control in the brainstem  Use for orienting of neck  Coordination path – limb and trunk movments  Lateral – proximal limbs  Vesibulospinal pathway  Vesibular nulei th  Receive input from 8 cranial nerve  Rotary movments  Acceleration of head  Medial vesibulospinal pathway  Reflex control of neck muscles   What type of imput does it get (uses – vestibule nucli)  Reticulospinal pathway  Autonomic movments of locomotion and posture  Influences muscle tone  Colliculospinal pahwya  Orienting head and eye movments  Upper motor neurons syndrome  Babinski reflex  Descending control is lost  Cant suppress extensor withdrawl  Example of clinical testing  Type of movement if it was on level of central pattern generator – fanning of toes  Have control from upper motor neurons 02.22.16 Modulation of movement by the basal ganglia  Reciprocal regulatory loops  Cerebellum  Both of the basal ganglia and cerebellum– don’t have direct connection to lower motor neurons  Modulate activity in upper motor neurons  Have indirect projection into the thalamus  Basal gangia – straitum (look at all the sub names)  Motor components of the basal ganglia circuit  Striatum  Caudate nucleus  Putamen  Ventral striatum  Nucleus accumbens  Important in driving some of these a0reas  What goes through the internal capsules – upper motor neurons  Cuts the striatum in half  Globus pallidus  Internal and external segment  Subthalmic nucleus  SN  Provides dopamergeric  Motor or other corticies – not part of basal ganglia  Nuclei  Basic circuitry of the basal ganglia  Have this loop that goes through caudate and putamen and relay nuclei and thalmus  Cortex drives the whole thing –  Sorta like a echo and modulates it  Current thinking about functions of the basal ganglia  The basal ganglia contribute to the smooth execution of sequential movments  Have some neurons in BG that will change with movment  Stritum signas aspects of learning and reinforcement in relation to movment  Approach behavior  Reinforcement part has to do with drug addiction  Roles that ventral striatum initiates  When it becomes more habitual – dorsal striatum takes control  Associated with reward or error signal  Goal directed  The BG are involeved in certain kinds of produral learning and habit formation  Habitual or procedural  How ever: BG not just motor functions alone  Have other functions too  Plz sign name below  Motivation that I will do this to get reward  Requires higher order association cortex  BG  motor cortex  There is also context – look their imputs that also control the basal ganglia –the actual execution of the signature  Also involved in memory and emotion  The striatum  Dorsal striatum – caudate – putamen  Below that is the central striatum or nucleus accumbes  BG circuitry  Both drawings of the circuitry  Projection to the interior/exterior of the GP  Inputs to the basal ganglia (stratum)  Corticostrial pathway  Goes into caudate and putamen  Have different info  Caudate  Inputs from frontal and motor corticies – eye movment  Putamen  Inputs from high order sensory cortices, premotor, and motor corticeis  They are parallel – so they are segretated  Keeps them separated and maintained  Parallel corticle representations in BG circuitory  Loops  Procjections go to different areas of the putamen  They come back the same way from where they arrived  Loops of modulation  Same input  Parallel cortical inputs to basal ganglia  Have same organization  Whole idea is that there is a functional segretation of parallel bg inputs  Neurons of the caudate and putamen  Projection neurons  Medium spiny neurons  Most abundant type of neurons  Use GABA as neuro transmitter  It is inhibitory – inhibit area it projects to – inhibitory net work  Low level Basal activity – fairly quiet  Basically don’t do much unless activated  Local circuits neurons  Very small number  Rage of 2-3 %  Inhibitory inter neurons  MSN and their connections  External cause it further away from midline  Internal cause it is closer to the midline  Both pathways from caudate to putament to external/internal arrive from the MSN  They are you cortical neuron cells – excite MSN – inhibit GP or SNPR  Being driven from input from the cortex  Have dopagernic cells that also modulate  Presynaptic from the inputs  Neurotransmitters of the BG  Excitory inputs come frome  Frontal motor corticies  Primary motor Ctx  Premotor ctx  Other cortices  Modulatory inputs  Intricnsic inhibitory porjections  Intrinsic circuitry and outputs of the BG  Eye movements – SNPR  SC  Excite GPI – inhibitory goes down (less activity) – these fire all the time – they also release GABA so they tonically inhibit the thalamus  Frontal cortex stimulate caudate and putamen would cause VA and VL to have more activity – dishibition  Intrinsic circuitry and disinhibition  Tonically inhibit in the SC or the VA/VL thalamus – inhibit unwanted movements  MSN in striatum inhibits inhibition  disinhibition  initation of movement  Disinhibition in the BG  A – MSN  B – shows they are tonically active who are tonically inhhibity they thalamus © which drives the motor cortex (D)  Just read the slide (the colorful part of the slide at the bottom – how neurons fire and how you get the gaps)  Disinhibition in the basal ganlia  SC controls eye movment  Gap where the SC becomes active  Using inhibitory transmittors twice  Direct and indirect pathways  Direct pathway  For release of tonic inhibition - thalamus  First time dopamergic  Neurons that make up this neurons they have D1 receptors  On avg get a stimulation  Whole thing hinges on what you have in the SNPC – direct connection btwn other kinds of pathways  Indirect  Same components as before slide just an additional step in the external segment  Detour in subthalamic nucleus  Opposite effect of the direct pathway  Through indirect pathway – another layer of modulation – having a disinhibition of excitory pathway  D2 – inregulates neurons  D1 - regulates neurons  Always increases movement  Direct and indirect pathways  Direct pathway – facilitates movement  Indirect pathway – inhibits movement  Dopamine has a facilitatory output effect on both  D1 and D2 receptors is opposite  same net response  Focused projection in direct pathway VS diffuse projection in indirect pathway  Modulation in indirect pathway is diffused  Better focus selection of things (motor movement)  Might be inputs that make you do one type of movement – reach a goal – oter circumstance might not allow you to make these movements  Nucleus acc – ventral striatum  Outputs  Diseases of basal ganglia  Involved in the control of movement and affected in movement disorders  Parkinson and huntington - pathological changes in subcortical nuclei  Three characteristics  Tremor / other involuntary movments  Changes in posture and muscle tone  Povery and sloness of movement without paralysis  Hypokinesia – Parkinson  Hyperkinesia – huntintons  Catecholamines  Dopamine  Movement or motor disorders – parkinsons  Reward or motivation – projection to VA stritum  Schizophrenia  Parkinsons  Movment disorder  Symptoms  Akinesia – can walk but first step hardest  Muscle rididity  Tremor  Bradykinesia  Postural instability  Treatment - repeasement of lost DA with LDOPA or DA agonist – efficacy decreases over time  Parkinsons disease – loss of DA neurons  Dark areas seen in the slices of brain …. EW  Lots of redundancy in system  Only loss of 70% show symptoms  Huntingtons  Has do with cell give rise to pathways  Loss of GABAergic projection neurons  Caudate /putamen is super etrified – losing a large proportion of cells  Have a 50% chance of inheriting disease 02.24.16 – MODULATION OF MOVMENT OF THE CEREBELLUM  Forebrain motor Systems  Cerebellum – sensory motor coordination of ongoing movements  Error correction (function)  Input from cortex (spinal cord) have a signal – cortical info – integrated in a away and then modulated to send back info through the thalamus  To detect the difference btwn the intended movement and the actual movement  Same concept as the basil ganglia  Getting input from certain areas and providing feedback to areas to regulate correct what is going on  Reciprocal loop  Function  Cerebellum – contributes to coordination, precision and accurate timing  Integrates these inputs to fine tune motor activity  Damange in cerebellum doesn’t cause paralysis but causes Disorders in fine movement, equilibrium, posture and motor learning  Doesn’t directly influence the spinal cord  Function  Maintence of balance and posture  Literally keep  Receives input from vestibular receptors and proprioceptors  Gets ascending info from here  Compensation for shifts in body position or changes in load upon muscles  There fore if you have this then suffere from balance disorders and hey often sterotyped postural stratagies  Ataxia  Has a wide staggering gait  Coordination of voluntary movements  Majority function of cerebellum is coordinate timing ad force of different muscle group to produce fluid limb or body movement  Has trouble to point at fine target (aka nose)  Motor learning  Adatptin and fine tuning motor programs to make accurate movments through a trial and error process  Cognitive funtions  Involved in certain cog functions – language  Schmahmanns syndrome – executive functions – working memory, spatial cog and learning and effect –  Organization of the cerebellum  Cortex – cerebellar cortex (in gray) where most of the cells reside – where they spread – different parts of this: cerebrocerebellum, spinocerebellum, vestibulocerebellum  Deep nuclei  Cerebellar peduncles – fiber tracts  Through which info enters and leaves  Cerebrocerellum  Lateral part  Largest subdivision  Grows in humans and primates  Recives most imputs from cortex  Important for skilled movments, planning and execution of spatial and temporal sequences  Spinocerebellum  Input from spinal cord  Later – movement of distal muscles – arms, limb, fingers  Medial  Vestibulocerebellum  Inputs from vestibular  Vestibule oculo  Rostro caudal division  Anterior lobe – older part of cerebellum – paleocerebellum – posture and balance  Posterior lobe – newest part  Vestibulocerebellum – seen in the side – green part – flocculonodar lobe  Folded many times – folia – to make more space – packaging things rather tightly  Organization – pathways (cerebellar peduncles)  Superior – efferent – out going – pure functions  Middle – afferent – incoming fibers  Inferior – mixed – both and reciveing and leaving fibers  They go to some degree through this deep nuclei (receive one copy of inputs)  into cerebellar cortex   Cerebellar inputs – peduncles  Too many types of info  Ponti nuclei – cortical information  Middle cerebellar peduncles has 20million axons in the projection – pyramidal tract only has 1 million axons  Recive input from cortex and cortical input  Inferior olive (mixed)  Receives some frontal cortex – cortical inputs through the red nucleus  Directly get spinal and brainstem inputs  Ascending inputs from the dorsal nucleus clark  Cerebellar inputs  Areas in which contribute most to this  Deep cerebellar nuclei – cerebello cortical outputs  Closing loop and same areas that send inputs are  Cerebellar cortex  info to deep cerebellar nuclei  ascending VL complex/ thalamus to superior colliculus (eye movements)  Superior cerebellar peduncles – efferent (leaves the cerebellum projects to thalamus)  Descending output to brainstem  Go into RF and VN  Regulate lower motor neurons  Control of axial and proximal limb musculature  posture  Summary  Closing the loop  1. Cortex (cerebal cortex)  2. Pontine nuclei  3. Cerebral cerebellum  4. Dentate nucleus (one of the deep cerebellar nuclei)  5. Thalamus  Spinocerebellum  Receive slightly different  Vestigular n  Functional subdivisions – summary  Totally different dentate  Cereberal cerebellum – dark yellow – planning movements  Cerebellar cortex  3 layers  Molecular – lots of fibers run  Purkinje  Granule – many very small neurons  Cellypes in the cerebellar  Purkinje – info leave into deep neucli  Granule cells – very small – at least 50 billion –  So small that have hard to recording the functions  Make the parallel fibers  Innovate the purkinje cells  And different types of inhibitory neurons  Cerebellum circuit diagram  Two inputs  Inferior olive  Spinal cord projections  Ascending projection  Mossy fiber inputs  Molecular layer and spread out about 6 mm  They make contact with number of pukinje cells  Pukinje lie in their own layer  Pontin nuclei – cerebral cortex project there  Descending projections  Corticle inhibitory loop  Same info but sign reversed  Excite inhibitory neurons  3 fiber types contribute to arrays  Mossy fiber inputs – from pontine  Make parallel fibers  Contacts 200 granule cells  Each granule receives input from at least 5 mossy fibers  each parallel fiber makes around 100 purkinje cells  climbing fiber inputs  only makes contact with a single purkinje cell  have a very strong direct input  cerebellar cortex connectivity  deep excitary loop  make direct contact with deep nuclei  produce cortical loop  drive inhibitory neurons – purkinje  climbing fiber – training signal  carry info from – spinal  provide motor error signal to cerebellum  important for motor timing  relevant for short term adaptation and long term motor learning  error control  difference in inputs  parallel fibers evoke single/ simple spikes  climbing fiber evoke complex spikes  Modulation of ongoing movments  Muscle movements (flick of wrist)  Purkinje cells  Deep cerebellar cells  Motor learning – vesibulo ocular reflex  When you rotate head your eyes fix on something  VOR gain reset – compensate the change 02.29.16 – VISCERAL OR ANS  Types of motor organs  Muscles  Smooth  Striated  Cardiac – heart  Skeletal  Trunk  Limbs and digits  Head and nck  Major diff btwn somatic (skeletal) muscle system and autonomic (visceral) motor system  Lower motor neurons of ANS  Located outside CNS – autonomic ganglia  Pre ganglionic glands – sit in spinal cord  Contacts btwn visceral motor neurons and targe organs are less differentiated  Signal transmitter  Volume transitter  Hypothalamus and regions in brain stem  Control skeletal muscles  Other areas – basal ganglia – motor and pre motor cortex  Variability of neurotransmitter used  Postsynaptic higher – more degrees of freedom in regulating homeostatic/ autonomic functions  Lots of different types of receptors  Autonomic nevous system  Innervates all effector organs and tissues except for skeletal muscles  Two branches of autonomic nerous stem s  Sympathetic  Fight or flight  Excitement and physical activity  Diviation when you need to flee or fight  parasympathetic  Most active during rest  Digenstive activities stimulated  Reduces energy normally  Two branches of the ANS  Sympathic  Uses energy  Uses NE and Ach as neurotransmitter  4 F responses – fight, flight, fright, F***  Parasympathetic  Produces energy  Autonomic nervous sytem  Work together to deal with homeostasis  Control a constant internal state  Have to expand energy to produce energy  Short term effects may deviate from set points  Long term – you are trying to maintain homeostasis  Contextual info – control hypothalamus (hunger and thirst) - sensory inputs (all things that regulate hunger and thirst – am I really hungry or thirsty) = what would be the antiquate thing to do  regulates the bodies behavior  Uses these inputs (and internal info)  Allostasis  Motor PNS VS ANS  Somatic motor neuron  Regulates skeletal muscle  Autonomic ganglion – regulate the muscles  Sympathetic VS parasympathetic  Sympathetic neurons  They are NT1 – L2  Dilates pupils  Inhibit silva production  Accelerates heart  Gives you more energy for external threats  Parasympathetic neurons  Split up in several areas  Slows heart  Stimulates digestion  Opposing functions to sympathetic neurons  Sympathetic divisions of ANS  Flight or fight  Dilate pupils – more light – see better  Blood vessels in skin and gut restric  Hair come up – fearsome appearance  Bronchi dilate – better oxygenation  Digestion is stopped – to keep more energy  Sympathetic division of ANS  Innervaes muscles and skin – sympathetic ganglia  Parasympathetic division of ANS  Rest and digest  Incuding sexual arousal an SLUDD  Cervical –  Sensory feedback within the ANS  Not coming back from skin but rather inside the intestines  Normal transmission of constriction there – blood vessels – can feel your stomach (when bloated) go into nucleus in the solidtary tract  Go into the second order neurons in the spinal cord  anterolateral system  Hypothalamus and brainstem regulate ANS  Receive input from nucleus of the solitary tact  Fear or embarrassment  Regulates the whole host of things  Separate nuclei  Controls reticular formation in brain stem  Hypothalamus sits under thalamus  Control by nuclei in the hypothalamus  Hypothalamus regulates  Blood flow  Energy  Metabolism  Reproductive activity  Response to threatening situations  Sleeping and waking  Paraventricular nuc – sits toward the midline – near ventricle s  Project to the brain stem anadn pre ganglion neuron  Nuclei that control the oxygen –  Neurotransmission in the ANS  Division  Different types of neuro transmitter  Sypathtic – uses acetycholine and then NE  Releases NE to smooth muscles and cardiac muscles  Para – uses only acetylcholine  Releases only acetylcholine  Caridic  Vagus nerve – slows heart rate- uses Ach  Accelerator – speeds up heart rate – uses NE  Cardiac muscle regulation by the brain 


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