Seminar in Neuroanatomy


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Seminar in Neuroanatomy

  1. 1. 1 Psychology 712 R Seminar in Neuroanatomy Section 001 – Registration #07700 – 3.0 credits FALL 2008 Class: Th. 3:00 pm – 5:20 pm 1145 SWKT Instructor: Erin D. Bigler, Ph.D. E-mail: Phone: 422-4289 Office: 1190D SWKT Office Hours: Wed. 12:30 – 2:30pm 1190D SWKT TA: Jo Ann Petrie E-mail: Phone: 422-5307 Office: 1190H SWKT Hours: Mon. 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1190H SWKT Course description: A comprehensive study of the human brain and pathology. Prerequisite: Psych 585. Text: Atlas of Functional Neuroanatomy, 2nd Edition, Walter J. Hendelman, M.D., C.M. ISBN 10: 0-8493-3084-1 (Softcover). Course Objective: The objective of this course is to master gross brain anatomy, especially those regions most relevant to the field of clinical neuropsychology. The foundation of clinical neuropsychology is based on a firm understanding of neuroanatomy. Neuroanatomy will be learned from several approaches including a ‘systems’ approach (i.e., limbic, basal ganglia, etc.), a cortical organization approach including both strucutral (i.e., Brodmann classifications) and functional (language, motor, memory, etc.). Understanding normal brain anatomy will be used to form the basis for understanding neuropathological conditions and their implications for neuropsychiatric disorders. Paper/Class Presentation (150 pts): A specific anatomical area of importance to clinical neuropsychology (i.e. hippocampus) will be the focus of a required powerpoint presentation with detailed up-to-date anatomical information being presented. Make sure that relevant connections with neuropsychological test findings and neuropsychiatric disorders are made. Your presentation will be anonymously graded by your peers and instructor. 3 Exams (300 pts): There will be 3 exams given in class worth 100 points each – see Course Outline for details. Study guides will be given before each. Regarding Cheating: The definition of cheating includes but is not limited to: using another student’s work, getting papers off the internet, plagiarism (not giving credit to an author), and sharing exam content with students in other sections. Instances of cheating on exams or plagiarizing on papers are given zero tolerance. See for specific examples of intentional, inadvertent plagiarism, fabrication and/or falsification if you are unsure of what cheating entails. Other Issues: I fully support the Honor Code and expect the same from you.
  2. 2. 2 Honor Code In keeping with the principles of the BYU Honor Code, students are expected to be honest in all of their academic work. Academic honesty means, most fundamentally, that any work you present as your own must in fact be your own work and not that of another. Violations of this principle may result in a failing grade in the course and additional disciplinary action by the university. Students are also expected to adhere to the Dress and Grooming Standards. Adherence demonstrates respect for yourself and others and ensures an effective learning and working environment. It is the university’s expectation, and my own expectation in class, that each student will abide by all Honor Code standards. Please call the Honor Code Office at 422-2847 if you have questions about those standards. Preventing Sexual Harassment Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program or activity that receives federal funds. The act is intended to eliminate sex discrimination in education. Title IX covers discrimination in programs, admissions, activities, and student-to-student sexual harassment. BYU’s policy against sexual harassment extends not only to employees of the university, but to students as well. If you encounter unlawful sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination, please talk to your professor; contact the Equal Employment Office at 422-5895 or 367-5689 (24-hours); or contact the Honor Code Office at 422-2847. Students with Disabilities Brigham Young University is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office (422-2767). Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified, documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by the SSD Office. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established grievance policy and procedures by contacting the Equal Employment Office at 422-5895, D-285 ASB. Learning Outcomes Each program at BYU has developed a set of expected student learning outcomes. These will help you understand the objectives of the curriculum in the program, including this class. To learn the expected student outcomes for the programs in the psychology department and college go to and click on the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences and then the psychology department. We welcome feedback on the expected student learning outcomes. Any comments or suggestions you have can be sent to <>. Grade Components: Exams/Grades: A 93.0% C- 69.5 3 Regular Exams (3 X100 points each) 300 A- 89.5 D+ 67.5 Final Exam 200 B+ 87.5 D 63.0 Class Presentation 150 B 83 D- 59.5 Total 650 C 73 E <59
  3. 3. 3 2008 COURSE OUTLINE: PSYCH 712-R NEUROANATOMY September 4 September 11 September 18 September 25 EXAM 1 (in classroom) – Includes Pin-test from attached “Structures to Know” and SECTION A of Hendelman: Spinal cord – passim; Brainstem – cranial nuclei 1st , 2nd , V, VII, VIII; Diencephalon; Thalamus; Cerebral Hemispheres – cortex, corpus callosum, white matter; Ventricles; Basal ganglia. October 2 October 9 Class Presentation October 16 Class Presentation October 23 Class Presentation October 30 EXAM 2 (in class room) – SECTION B (Hendelman): Part I: Audition; Vision; Part II: Reticular formation, Part III: Spinal tract; Cerebellum November 6 Class presentation November 13 Class presentation November 20 Class Presentation November 27 No Class--Thanksgiving December 4 EXAM 3 – SECTION C (Hendelman): Blood supply; Thalamus; Brain histology – The midbrain; SECTION D (Hendelman): Limbic lobe, Limbic system; Hippocampus; Amygdala; Limbic crescent; Limbic diencephalon; Hypothalamus; Medial forebrain bundle; Olfactory system; Basal forebrain. December 11 Last day of class December 18 FINAL EXAM (Thursday @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM in classroom – sorry!) – The final exam will be comprehensive and will require integration of the material from Hendelman and videos seen in class. You will be given several slides where you will need to identify the areas of the brain indicated and possible pathology.
  4. 4. 4 Psychology 712-R Neuroanatomy Fall 2008 ***Structures to Know: Lobes • Frontal • Temporal • Parietal • Occipital Coronal • Cingulate Gyrus • Corpus Callosum • Frontal Horn of the Lateral Ventricle • Septum pellucidum • Caudate • External capsule • Extreme capsule • Internal capsule • Putamen • Globus Pallidus • Claustrum • Fornix • Insular cortex • Anterior commissure • Mamillary body • Thalamus • Third ventricle • Substantia nigra • Pons • Habenular commissure • Hippocampus • Amygdala • Cerebral peduncle • Parahippocampal Gyrus • Fusiform Gyrus • Inferior Temporal Gyrus • Medial Temporal Gyrus • Superior Temporal Gyrus • Temporal Stem • Temporal Horn of the Lateral Ventricle • Superior Colliculus • Inferior Colliculus • Atrium of the Lateral Ventricle • Insula Sagittal • Hippocampus • Corona radiata • Lateral ventricle • Third ventricle • Fourth ventricle • Corpus callosum • Fornix • Thalamus • Pons • Medulla • Substantia nigra • Anterior commissure • Red nucleus • Infundibulum • Optic chiasm • Cerebellar Peduncle • Putamen • Caudate • Atrium of Lateral Ventricle • Temporal Horn of the Lateral Ventricle • Frontal Horn of the Lateral Ventricle • Amygdala Axial • Corona radiata • Corpus callosum • Central sulcus • Caudate • Internal capsule • Extreme capsule • External capsule • Fornix • Globus pallidus • Putamen • Thalamus • Claustrum • Lateral Ventricle • Third Ventricle • Red Nucleus • Mamillary body • Cerebral peduncle • Substantia nigra
  5. 5. 5 Surface Anatomy • Mammillary Bodies • Temporal Poles • Occipital Poles • Frontal Poles • Lateral Fissure • Interhemispheric Fissure • Olfactory Bulb • Optic Chiasm • Parahippocampal Gyrus • Fusiform Gyrus • Inferior Temporal Gyrus • Medial Temporal Gyrus • Superior Temporal Gyrus • Corpus Callosum • Central Sulcus • Precentral Gyrus • Postcentral Gyrus ALSO KNOW: *Skull Anatomy *Brain Stem *Gyri and Sulci *Blood Supply