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Of motors and movement
This week’s lecture was the last of its kind. It covered the topics of the motor system and control of movement. It is one of “the big” tasks of the brain
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Of the troubles of the mind
This week’s lecture covered mental illnesses. I find the topic extremely important since mental disorders are more and more common with our modern-day lifestyle of mentally exhausting work.
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Of wiring the brain
This week we learned about how the brain first gets to be the brain, how the cells evolve, how the neural connections are formed, and how they are “kept up to
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Of hearing and listening
This week we learned about the structure of the ear and auditory pathways. Iiro also covered exactly how the brain processes, recognizes and localizes sounds. We briefly also talked about how
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Of brain diseases and babies in smart jumpsuits
In this week’s lecture, Iiro talked about heartbreaking diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The role of vitamins (and the harm of the lack of them) was also covered
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Of arts and crafts
I finalized my putty brain!
I feel I had to compromise a bit between anatomical accuracy and making the parts stay together, but this task gave me joy!
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Of the actual structure of the brain and getting to know it
This week marks the end of first period this academic year.
We didn’t have a lecture this week, but we did have an exercise about the different parts of
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Of smells and sights
This week’s lecture talked about sensory systems such as taste (fancy name gustation), smell (fancy name olfaction), and vision (no fancy name).
We learned how the brain codes all
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Of neurotransmitter systems and learning
This week’s lecture covered chapter 6 from the book, which discussed neurotransmitter systems.
There are more than 100 different neurotransmitters with approximately 10 doing most of the work (very
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Of the structure of the neuron, chemistry and action potentials
This week’s lecture covered mainly chapters 3 and 4 from our course book. As it is still the beginning of the course, it feels like everyone is trying to understand exactly
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