Author Archives: Eero Prittinen

Week 10: Expanding motor functions

This week the topic was motor functions of the body. This was interesting, since until now the focus has been on bringing information from the world to the brain and processing it. Motor functions are our main means of interacting … Continue reading

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Week 9: Attention, how to get it

When working on something (like for example this blog post), I need to focus on the task at hand, as direct my attention towards it. Too often I find my thoughts drifting to something else, or a new message on … Continue reading

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Week8: (re-)wiring of the brain.

This week it was interesting to read how the brain “knows” how to build the internal connections during its development, but even more so how the connections in the brain might change during our lives. Even tough the brain plasticity … Continue reading

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Week 6, How our brain controls us

This week it was interesting to read, how the brain can chemically self regulate its behavior and how easily these turn in to actions in the human body. On my own experience, some of these actions can happen so automatically … Continue reading

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Week4: Sensory system, expanding outside our subjective experience of the world

This weeks subject was about how the taste, smell and the vision work. It was interesting to learn how the specialize sensory systems work in human body, as they essentially define, how we experience the world around us. This makes … Continue reading

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Week 3: Synaptic transmissions

Last weeks subject covered the firing of the neuron signal, but still left out one thing: where does the initial potential come from, that will trigger the voltage gated ion channels? Well, this weeks subject answered that and also gave … Continue reading

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Week one: Beginning of the course

This is the start of our learning blog for the course: Structure and operation of the human brain. As both of us (Eero and Sam) are coming from non-bio backgrounds, this will be an interesting journey for both of us, … Continue reading

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