Brain and Behavior Institute, 2003
Session 5
Neurons and How They Work: Potentials, Chemicals. Time, Inhibition


Neurons as input/output elements with intervening processing

Sensory neurons, motor neurons, interneurons

Significance of interconnections - topographic organization of sensory, motor neurons - patterns of activity

Significance of interconnections - locating/acknowleding the distinct "I-function"

Moving on:

Neuron as integrator with autonomy
Equivilence of signals
Inhibition, "thinking backwards"
Time delays in, among other things, "thinking"
Awareness of reality dependent on sensory transducers
General chemical influences

What aspects of neurons make you think about behavior most differently from the way you used to think about it? Write thoughts in Institute Forum Area