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Brain Architecture

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Brain Architecture

  1. 1. "If you look at the anatomy, the structure, the function, there's nothing in the universe that's more beautiful, that's more complex, than the human brain." - Keith Black, Discover Magazine, April, 2004 (http://discovermagazine.com/2004/apr/keith-black)
  2. 2. Brain Architecture Corey A. Spitzer Barcamp Omaha 2009
  3. 3. Disclaimer: I am a computer science grad student with a strong interest in neuroscience; NOT a doctor, biologist, etc.
  4. 4. Two Primary Types of Brain Cells Neurons Glia © 2007, Paul De Koninck. http://www.greenspine.ca/en/framed.html http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gfapastr5.jpg
  5. 5. The Neuron Dendrites Axon Axon Terminals Nucleus http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neuron-figure-notext.svg
  6. 6. Neural Networks
  7. 7. Otto Loewi and the Frog Hearts http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neuron-figure-notext.svg
  8. 8. Otto Loewi and the Frog Hearts http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heart_left_lateral_coronaries_diagram.svg
  9. 9. The Synapse axon terminal axon vesicles full of neurotransmitter ions receptors and ion channels dendrite spine
  10. 10. The Synapse axon terminal axon vesicles full of neurotransmitter ions receptors and ion channels dendrite spine
  11. 11. The Synapse axon terminal axon vesicles full of neurotransmitter ions receptors and ion channels dendrite spine
  12. 12. The Synapse axon terminal axon vesicles full of neurotransmitter ions receptors and ion channels dendrite spine
  13. 13. The Synapse axon terminal axon vesicles full of neurotransmitter ions receptors and ion channels dendrite spine
  14. 14. Kinds of Signals
  15. 15. Neural Circuits
  16. 16. Plasticity and Hebbian Learning
  17. 17. Putting it all Together
  18. 18. References and Sources
  19. 19. References and Sources
  20. 20. The End http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MRI_head_side.jpg

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