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Kinesiology
Course
Kinesiology 1080A/B
Professor
Prof
Semester
Winter

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What is a Stroke? - Hemmorrhagic Stroke o Rupture of arterial wall leading to bleeding within the brain o Blood very toxic to neurons o Wall becomes thin - Ischemic Stroke o Blockage of artery to or within the brain o Lack of oxygen (anoxia) leads to neural death Primary Motor Cortex - Frontal lobe - Final motor pathway - Movement can be directly produced only by a very specific region of the cortex – Hitzit and Fritch - found very specific part of brain, which controls twitch/movement - Jackson - systematically examined his wife, who had an epileptic seizure – found systematic pattern (from hands to face) - Penfield – was systematic surgeon – systematically mapped the brain to see what controls what – he found Fast Electrical - Motor cortex elicits simple movements (a twitch) in response to mild electrical stimulation Human Homunculus - Found primary motor cortex was specifically organized – homunculus - Organi
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