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Lecture 5

SPHR 2106 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Anterior Grey Column, Pia Mater, Reticular Formation

Speech and Hearing Science
Course Code
SPHR 2106

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Homunculus: brain is topographically organized and LAF
The more complex the movement, the greater cortical space it gets
ex: hands and face are very complicated, get bigger area of the cortex dedicated to their
Central Nervous System: brain and spinal cord
Peripheral Nervous system: cranial nerves and spinal nerves
Nerves that go out of cns to the body
And sensory information going into the body
Division between somatic and involuntary
Somatic: voluntary control
Autonomic: involuntary control
Sympathetic vs parasympathetic
Basal ganglia: subcortical nuclei
movement control
Talks to the motor cortex in scaling ( volume control)
Attenuate: reduce ( parkinson’s disease)
Over active movement disorders (huntington's chorea)
Cerebellum: movement control
Talks to motor cortex in timing movement
Indirect motor system: basal gangalia and cerebellum
Motor cortex: direct motor system
Thalamus: group of nuclei and located on top of midbrain
Relays information to and from the body to the cortex, basal ganglia to the cortex,
cerebellum to the cortex
Hypothalamus: regulates drinking, eating
Brain stem: midbrain, pons, medulla
Has cranial nerves
Medulla: has two pyramids
Motor neurons:pyramidal tract: dessicate in medulla, from motor cortex to spinal cord
Starts in motor cortex to the spinal cord
Cross: desiccation
Spinal cord synapse with spinal nerve to talk to right arm, from spinal cord on
contralateral side to synapse in the muscle in right arm
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