NEURO-FOR-THE-NOT-SO-NEURO-MINDED. Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP CPP Associates, Chicago, IL [email protected] www.barbbancroft.com. Prime real estate of the brain Comprises one-third of the cerebral cortex This is your “Mother” “No, negative, don’t, stop…” She is inhibitory..
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Comprises one-third of the cerebral cortex
This is your “Mother”
“No, negative, don’t, stop…” She is inhibitory..
SocializationTHE FRONTAL LOBES…
Clock with hands—What time is it?
3 quarters, 7 dimes, 7 nickels—Can you give me change in the amount of $1.00?
97% negative predictive value if correct on both parts of the test
aphasia—telegraphic, staccato speech
The 2nd area of the motor “triad”The BASAL GANGLIA…
50:50 balance between acetylcholine and dopamine
All dopamine is made in the substantia nigra from melanin
Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) keeps dopamine in checkThe basal ganglia…
The functions of the basal ganglia depend on a balance between various neurotransmitters
When this balance is disturbed, movement disorders occur