PSC 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Ct Scan, Midbrain, Reticular Formation

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Lecture 3: Biological Basis of Behavior I: Neuroanatomy
Biological Basis of behavior I: Neuroanatomy
Brainmachine interfaces (BMI) for controlling lower-limb powered robotic systems
Using all this people can control these exoskeletons using their thoughts.
Research done by Dr. Miguel Nicolelis
Roderick MacKinnon, Nobel prize winner for work on Potassium Ion Channels
Bill Romanowski, football player hit the trainee Marcus Williams so hard broke his eye
socket.
o Why did he hit him so hard?
Hypo 1: B.R. is a bad a man.
Hypo 2: there is something wrong with B.R.'s brain.
After effects of head injury/concussion.
Due to bad safety gear/equipment.
o Concussions caused in prefrontal cortex
Involved in inhibition
Famous cage of Phineas Cage.
Got a rod stuck in his prefrontal cortex bilaterally.
His inhibitory processes were impaired
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Use of profanities
Little deference for other people
Unable to settle on any plans/ indecisive
o Steroids: can be another cause as they increase irritability and aggression.
Endocrine system: chemical messaging system (not much involvement in this
chapter)
If we miss regulate these hormones, we can get emotional and behavioral
consequences.
o Bloom's taxonomy:
Create
Evaluate
Analyze
Apply
Understand
Remember
Neuroanatomy: nervous system
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