ANS and diffuse modulatory systems – Chapter 15

This week I have learned a lot of interesting information about the overall neural system of the human brain. Especially the parts about the sympathetic and parasympathetic division are useful not even for finishing the course, but for knowledge about me.

The knowledge of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays an important role in understanding human behavior or for the research and development of sensory systems for individual organs.

We also understand the function of the four main diffuse modulatory systems, which influence the function of individual neurons in the brain. It is important to emphasize, that a relatively small number of neurons can influence the rest of neurons. The Norepinephrine system can increase brain responsiveness, speeding information processing by the point-to-point sensory and motor systems. The Serotonin system controls sleep-wake cycles. The Dopamine system play role in Parkinson’s disease and the reward system of the brain. The last diffuse modulatory system is the Acetylcholine system which is important for learning and memory formation.

This week was also organized an excursion to the BABA Center. The center is full of different types of experts, and the results are excellent. Especially the classification of the movement and posture just on the base of several sensors. I would appreciate a higher focus on the impact of developed methods and techniques and emphasize how the research can help with some children’s diseases.