The Brain From Top to Bottom
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Anatomy by Level of Organisation SynapsesNeuro-transmittersNeuronsGlial CellsThe BrainThe Nervous SystemIndividual BehaviourSocialGroups Function by Level of Organization NerveConductionSynaptic TransmissionNeural communicationAxonsMyelinationThe Wired BrainThe Hormonal BrainChoosing Behaviours
How Memory Works Long-Term PotentiationPlasticityin NeuralNetworksShort-Term MemoryLong Term MemoryMemory and LearningSensory, Short-Term and Long-Term MemoryDifferents Types of Long-Term MemoryCollectiveMemory Forgetting and Amnesia Long-Term DepressionWhen the Hippocampal Circuits are DisturbedLesions that Cause AmnesiaHow Exercising your Memory Strenghtens itTypes of AmnesiaAnterograde and Retrograde AmnesiaForgettingHistory
Pleasure-Seeking Behaviour The Role of DopamineThe Reward CircuitThe Pleasure CentresSeekingPleasure and Avoiding PainThe Philosophies of Pleasure Pleasure and Drugs How DrugsAffect Neuro-TransmittersWhen theReward Circuit Gets Over-HeatedThe Pleasure Centres Affected by DrugsDrug ConsumptionDrugDependancySocial Control of Drugs Avoiding Pain Molecules that produce painMolecules that reduce painAscending pain pathwaysDescending pain-control pathwaysThe neuromatrix of painVarious types of painThe placebo effectSharing other people's pain
Fear, Anxiety and Anguish Anxiety Neuro-TransmittersGABA ReceptorsThe Circuits ofthe Body'sAlarm SystemThe Amygdala and its AlliesThe Two Pathwaysof FearWhen FearTakes the ControlsThe Cultures of Fear
Our Evolutionary Inheritance How Life On Earth BeganThe Building Blocks of LifeThe Origin of MitochondriaThe Evolutionary Layers of the Human BrainEvolutionary PsychologyThe Critique of Evolutionary PsychologyCreationist Attacks on Evolution
Making a Voluntary Movement The Role of the Neuromuscular Junction in Muscle ContractionNicotinic Acetylcholine ReceptorsThe Axons Entering and Leaving theMotor CortexThe Distinctive Architecture of the CerebellumThe MotorCortexThe Basal GangliaThe CerebellumThe Activation Sequence for the Motor AreasMental Imagingof BodyMovementsThe Organization of Manual Work
Vision Photo-receptorsHow Light Gets Converted Into Nerve ImpulsesThe RetinaReceptive Fields, from the Retinato the CortexThe Cellular Structure of the Visual CortexThe EyeThe Targets of the Optic NerveThe Various Visual CortexesWhat Optical Illusions ShowUs About Visual PerceptionMotion Pictures: the Grand Optical Illusion
Depression and Manic Depression Serotonin and Other Molecules Involved in DepressionAntidepressantsAntidepressantsand the Growthof New NeuronsParts of the Brain that Slow Down or Speed Up in DepressionSymptoms, Treatments, and Causes of DepressionSymptoms, Treatments, and Causes of Manic DepressionSuicide Anxiety Disorders TranquilizersThe Traces of Anxiety in the Circuits of the AmygdalaBrain Abnormalities Associated with Anxiety DisordersPhobiasPanicDisordersPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTST)Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)Religions: Helpful Tranquilizers, or Opiate of the People
From Embryo to Ethics The GrowthConeThe Moleculesthat Guide the Growth ConeTrophic Factors and Neuronal DeathFormation and Selective Stabilization of SynapsesHow Stem Cells Form NeuronsHow Neurons Connect to One AnotherFrom Fertilization to EmbryoHow the Nervous System BeginsHow the Major Subdivisions of the Brain are FormedPiaget's Modelof Cognitive DevelopmentBeyond Piaget's ModelCritical Periods in Cognitive DevelopmentMoral Development
Communicating in Words Genes that are Essential for SpeechAre Mirror Neurons the Basis for Communication ?Broca's Area, Wernicke's Area, and other Language Processing Areas in the BrainModels of Spoken and Written Language Functions in the BrainHandedness, Language, and Brain LateralizationThe Right Hemisphere's Contribution to LanguageThe Connections Between Thought and LanguageLearning to SpeakLanguage DisordersThe Origins of Language
The Sleep/Dream/Wake Cycle Molecules that build up and make you sleepThe neuronalswitches for waking and sleepingHow neuronsgenerates brain wavesThe brain structures that wake you up and put you to sleepThe brain during REM sleepThe different types of sleepThe sleep cycles in a nightDreamsSleep disordersWorking at night Our Biological Clocks Our molecular clockworkLight-sensitive ganglion cellsThe suprachiasmatic nuclei and the pineal glandChronobiologyJet lag
The Sense of Self Can quantum effects explain counsciousness?
Neuronal assemblies and synchronization of brain activityCan states of consciousness be mapped in the brain?What is consciousness?Philosophical position on consciousnessTheories of consciousness in the cognitive sciencesFlaws in the classical model of consciousnessSome promising concepts and models from the neurosciencesThe function and evolutionary origins of consciousnessThe question of free will
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