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Week 11: EEG measurement

This week started with an EEG measurement in the Aalto Behavioural Laboratory. The same reaction time exercise was now executed also with EEG to measure the electrical activity of the brain. First, one of us was chosen to be the … Continue reading

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Week 10: Excursions

This week, instead of a lecture we had an excursion to Aalto Neuroimaging Infrastructure in Otaniemi. It consisted of four different parts: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS), Aalto behavioral laboratory (ABL) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). This … Continue reading

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Week 9: Confusion

The beginning of this week was really confusing. First of all, there was no information about the coming quiz number 9 (in the “Grades” section of MyCourses, there has been only 8 quizzes from the start of the course). The … Continue reading

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Week 8: Attention

The chapter 21 of this week was nice and compact. It discussed how attention is directed in the brain as well as behavioral and physiological effects of attention. The chapter touched on MRI, which is currently studied in another course … Continue reading

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Week 7: Wiring the Brain

This week’s reading was chapter 23 of the book, discussing the wiring of the brain. This includes the genesis of neurons and connections, as well as elimination and rearrangement of cells and synapses. The lecture was a nice recap of … Continue reading

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Week 6: Auditory Systems

The reading of this week and next week will be about the auditory system. This includes different parts of the ear, phases of the auditory processing and the vestibular system. The chapter discusses the entire auditory system in an extremely … Continue reading

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Week 3: Senses

The topics of this week were gustatory and olfactory systems as well as the eye and the central visual systems. The workload was extremely heavy, since we had a lot to read and take in from all the three chapters. … Continue reading

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Week 2: Action potentials and synapses

This week’s lecture was mainly about chapters 3 and 4 of the book. It felt a bit illogical that the quiz in the beginning of the lecture was about chapters 2 and 3, but then the lecture discussed chapter 3 … Continue reading

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Week 1: First thoughts on this course

The first lecture begun with a discussion about the importance of brain research as well as basic topics related to the brain. The rest of the lecture was strongly related to the second chapter Neurons and Glia of the course … Continue reading

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