Week 3: The eye is not a camera

This week’s topics were about senses and the functioning of the eye. The lecture started with a recap of what we had already studied at home, the synaptic transmission. After that section we left the lecture. The quiz at the beginning of the lecture was harder than we thought, saltatory conduction was a tripping point for us.

This week’s exercise session was an interesting one. We had to build a brain using play dough, which was very helpful in learning how the brain is structured. The exercise session was also an opportunity to learn the vocabulary and structure of the brain. Teachers explained the meaning of the latin words which helped us to remember the names of the brain parts. Some of the latin words were already familiar to us, because we had studied them during a physiology course. We have also studied the anatomy and functioning of the eye on a previous course provided by NBE.

The anatomy of the brain is very helpful to know when you’re imaging the functioning of the brain using, for example, electroencephalography (EEG). When you’re studying the effects of a certain stimuli, you have to know what kind of electrical activation happens in the brain and where.

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