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George E. Carvell, PhD, PT   University of Pittsburgh
Neuroscience Defined
Nervous System Components
Nervous System = Computer?
Neuroembryology x7
Nervous System Levels
Brain Structure-Function Relations
Visible Brain QTVR
Visible Brain Label Movie
Information Specialization
Nervous System Organization x3
Neuron: Excitable Cell of NS
Neuron Types: Morphology
Membrane & Action Potentials
HRS 2305 ADVANCED NEUROSCIENCE
 BRAINS, NEURONS & NERVOUS SYSTEM ORGANIZATION
The nervous system provides a link between you and the external world, a means of moving within your environment and a network of cells that allows you to think, create and interact with others at many levels of sophistication. This section introduces you to basic components of the nervous system from whole brain to the cellular level and concepts of nervous system organization.
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Local Potentials: Synaptic Potentials x8
Neurotransmitters x5
NMDA Receptors, LTP and Learning x2
Dancing Spines: Brain Motility x2
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Mini Wholebrain QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) Movie
* Reconstruction of labeled barrel neuron: axonal arbor, red; soma & dendritic tree, black (P. Land 01)
A Wonder To Behold
GMOMM  2001
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