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day 1 and 2

by: Affra Mohamed

day 1 and 2 2000

Affra Mohamed
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Intro to Neuroscience

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Affra Mohamed on Monday August 31, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 2000 at Georgia State University taught by in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Intro to Neuroscience in Neuroscience at Georgia State University.


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Date Created: 08/31/15
Day 1 and 2 Intro to neuroscience notes What is neuroscience It39s the study of the brain Action potential is an electrical signal sent by the brain Plasticity brain changing caused by learning Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system Neurotransmitters send messages throughout the nervous system The study of neuroscience is multidisciplinary Biology psychology Computational neuroscience create models to nd functions in a organism A rational approach to brain and behaviors Dualism is the idea that the mind soul and spirit and the body brain are separate Monosim is the belief that the mind and body are the same No theory that says there is a third source controlling the brain The scienti c method Ask a question Form a hypothesis or prediction lf then statement Test the hypothesis with an experiment Control all the variables by doing everything the same Analyze the results and evaluate the hypothesis We can never control everything so we can never prove anything fully theories instead of laws Communicate the results in a science journal to peers so peers can sure work is done properly Different parts of the brain do different functions Marie Jean Pierre French physiologists cut out lesions of different parts of the brain and noticed that certain functions in the brain changed Example destroyed cerebellum lose of balance destroyed brain stem death because it is a basic need to survive Franz Joseph Austrian medical student noticed that many wrinkles on the brain more surface area to harness more neurons and more area for funcUons When we started evolving needed bigger brains so foldyness occurred to house more surface area All bumps on head gyrigyrus and all deep groves sulc sulcus Some bumps and grooves have different functions Phrenology atlas one of many by checking the bumps on the head


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