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Introduction to neuroanatomy

Difficulty level

Introduction to the principal of anatomical organization of neural systems in the human brain and spinal cord that mediate sensation, integrate signals, and motivate behavior.

Topics covered in this lesson
  1. Embryonic neuroanatomy
  2. Adult neuroanatomy
  3. Functional neuroanatomy
  4. The spinal cord anatomy, sensory, and motor systems
  5. The corticospinal tract
  6. Sensation and posture control
  7. The pain and temperature pathway
  8. Demonstration with a scale model of the brain
  9. The cerebellum
  10. The thalamus
  11. The midbrain and dopamine
  12. Archi- and paleocortex: the limbic system
  13. Acetylcholine
  14. Neocortex
  15. Cortical layers
  16. Brodmann areas (references for cortical map)
  17. Gyri of the cortex
  18. Quantitative neuroanatomy of the neocortex: elephant, human, and rat.

Basic knowledge about neurons and the brain, comparable to earlier lectures in this series.