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9.14 Brain Structure and Its Origins (Spring 2009, MIT OCW). Instructor: Professor Gerald Schneider. Outline of mammalian functional neuroanatomy, aided by studies of comparative neuroanatomy and evolution, and of brain development.

Topics include early steps to a central nervous system, basic patterns of brain and spinal cord connections, regional development and differentiation, regeneration, motor and sensory pathways and structures, systems underlying motivations, innate action patterns, formation of habits, and various cognitive functions. Lab techniques reviewed. Optional brain dissections.

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Introduction: Brain Orientation, Primitive Cellular Activities Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Introduction: Brain Orientation, Primitive Cellular Activities Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Steps to the CNS of Chordates Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Steps to the CNS of Chordates, Part 2 Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Specializations in CNS Evolution Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Specializations in CNS Evolution Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Spinal Cord Development and Anatomy, Part 1 Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Spinal Cord Development and Anatomy Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Autonomic Nervous System. Differentiation of the Brain Vesicles Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Differentiation of the Brain Vesicles: Hindbrain and Cranial Nerves Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Differentiation of the Brain Vesicles: Developmental Distortions Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Differentiation of the Brain Vesicles: Vertebrate Forebrain Evolution Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – CNS Differentiation: Axon Growth Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – CNS Differentiation: Axon Growth Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Motor Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Motor Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Motor Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Midterm Review Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Gustatory and Olfactory Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Visual Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Visual Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Auditory and Related Sensory Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Auditory and Related Sensory Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – Hypothalamus and Limbic System 1 Unlimited
  • Lecture 28 – Hypothalamus and Limbic System 1 Unlimited
  • Lecture 29 – Hypothalamus and Limbic System 1 Unlimited
  • Lecture 30 – Hypothalamus and Limbic System 2 Unlimited
  • Lecture 31 – Hypothalamus and Limbic System 2 Unlimited
  • Lecture 32 – Hypothalamus and Limbic System 2 Unlimited
  • Lecture 33 – Corpus Striatum Unlimited
  • Lecture 34 – Corpus Striatum Unlimited
  • Lecture 36 – Neocortex Unlimited
  • Lecture 38 – Neocortex Unlimited

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