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Week 9 – Attention

The attention chapter of the book was quite disappointing actually. Most of the chapter seemed to concentrate on visual fields and how some flashes on the visual field affected attention. I would have preferred to read more about the topic … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Auditory and vestibular systems

This week’s topic was again very interesting, and I again came up with a few questions. In the stimulus intensity part, it was mentioned that when a stimulus gets more intense, more hair cells are activated, and that the increase … Continue reading

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Week 4

Much of this week’s topic -neurotransmitter systems-  were again pretty much just learning a by heart a lot of new names and definitions for different neurotransmitters and related topics. Nice new pieces of information were that for example ATP (adenosine … Continue reading

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Week 3

Hey there! I’m the other author of this blog (posted by Oligodendroglia for technical reasons), a starting complex systems student and on the course out of pure curiosity towards the human brain. The brain is the sole reason our society … Continue reading

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Week 2

The second week of the course concentrated mainly on the astonishing world of action potentials and synapses. Chapter 4 – The action potential – was mostly familiar to me, except for the concepts of saltatory conduction and conduction velocity in … Continue reading

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Week 1

Greetings to the numerous people reading our learning blog! Most of the ideas I had this first week relate more to the consept of how to learn the structure and operation of the brain, than the subject itself. For an … Continue reading

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