Author Archives: Joonas Laitinen

Week 9: The end of the lectures

Our this week’s contribution for the course was that we studied for the upcoming extra quiz. The topic of the quiz is motor functions and how they are controlled by the brain. Again some of the topic was familiar to … Continue reading

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Week 7: Excursion

This week, the lecture covered the human auditory system. The auditory system is very complicated, relying on many parts of the ear and the connections to the brain. Tonotopy and the processing of different frequencies in the brain sound complex. … Continue reading

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Week 6: Exam week is coming

Last week (we forgot to post this on time…) we did not do much for the course, because of the upcoming exam week. One of us participated in the lecture and the other did the quiz at home, and that … Continue reading

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Week 5: Starting to get into the interesting stuff

This week’s lecture handled neurotransmitters and their systems. There are many different neurotransmitters in the nervous system, glutamate being the most common excitatory and GABA inhibitory neurotransmitter. Acetylcholine is also one important neurotransmitter, and cholinergic receptors are nicotinic and muscarinic … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the brain: Second week

This weeks lecture was about chapter 3 and 4. It covered neuronal membrane and action potential. We both had studied the chapter 3 for the quiz and the lecture felt like a repetition of what we had just studied. That … Continue reading

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Welcome to Aalto. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Posted by Joonas Laitinen

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