Author Archives: Meo Ekroos

Visualizing the Brain

As this week’s topic was brain connectivity, one may find it an interesting question how different types of connectivity information can and should be displayed to the user. This tries to be a brief overview of some methods that have … Continue reading

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Sound perception and tone deafness

This week’s topic was the auditory system in the brain, starting from the anatomy of the ear, ending with sound perception. Since valuable information of systems – especially in the brain – is often acquired by investigating disruptions and diseases … Continue reading

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The Visual System and Intuition

The visual system. That is what this week’s lecture and exercise session attempted to teach us about. The visual system is interesting in the sense, that it is the way through which us animals can infer the most information of … Continue reading

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Modeling neurotransmitter receptors

The third lecture and Chapter 5 of the course book handled synaptic transmission – especially chemical synapses, which play a huge role in developing effective psychoactive drugs, which could help e.g. in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Chemical synapses … Continue reading

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