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New PDF release: Cortical Functions (Routledge Modular Psychology)

By John Stirling

ISBN-10: 0203169980

ISBN-13: 9780203169988

ISBN-10: 0415192668

ISBN-13: 9780415192668

ISBN-10: 0415192676

ISBN-13: 9780415192675

Cortical features is a better half to Kevin Silber's sequence identify, The Physiological foundation of Behaviour and concentrates at the cerebral cortex, its constitution, connections, services and dysfunctions. John Stirling contains scientific descriptions and case reports to demonstrate a number of kinds of agnosia, aphasia and the cut up mind syndrome. equipment in neuropsychology are reviewed and different chapters offer accomplished yet hassle-free insurance of the function of the mind in language, sensation, conception and move.

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It may appear shrunken inwards from the skull. The gyri (bumps) will look ‘deflated’, and the sulci (grooves) will be wider. Usually however, researchers are less interested in the outward appearance of the brain than in its cell structure and connectivity, perhaps within a discrete region. Staining techniques have enabled researchers to identify small groups of neurons, or even individual neurons using a light microscope. Microscopy has, of course developed considerably in the last 100 years, and today electron microscopes can produce images of individual synapses (junctions between neurons), or even of receptor sites on the surface of neurons for neurotransmitter chemicals.

The subject had to say what (if anything) they had seen after each presentation. 6). Reprinted with permission of Wadsworth Publishing, a division of International Publishing. items with either their left or right hand that might be related to the stimuli presented on the screen. Using this procedure the true nature of the split brain syndrome was revealed. If a picture of a car was flashed to the right of the fixation point, the patient reported seeing a car. This would be expected because the image travelled to the left (talking) hemisphere, and the patient could say what s/he saw.

In fact, about two-thirds of cortical tissue is hidden in these folds. If you could flatten out the human cortex, it would cover a square measuring about 50 cm ϫ 50 cm. Cortex means bark and it is a very apt term in this case, for the cortex is only a few millimetres thick. Its pinky grey appearance tells us that it is made up primarily of cell bodies (remember cell bodies do not have myelin sheaths), which are usually arranged in a series of between four and six layers parallel to the surface.

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