Unit II. Neuroscience and Behavior. Part I. Neurons. A nerve cell Basic unit of information processing; building block of the brain and nervous system 100 billion neurons in the human brain and CNS! (and 400 trillion synapses !)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ivk_irrH1WYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ivk_irrH1WYNervous System Breakdown
connect with one
another to form networks
The brain learns by modifying
certain connections in
response to feedback
Useful place: http://www.hormone.org/hormones-and-health/what-is-the-endocrine-system/endocrine-glands-and-types-of-hormonesMajor Glands
Your brain is about the size of a cantaloupe and is wrinkled like a walnut.
Motor Cortex (Foerster and Penfield): arc shaped area in the back of the frontal lobe running from ear to ear
Somatosensory Cortex (Penfield): arc shaped area behind Motor Cortex in the front of the parietal lobe
Like CAT, but used magnetic fields to measure density and location of brain material