This course aims to instruct the neural basis of the movement and its cooperation with sensory nervous system from the neurophysiological aspects. |
At the end of this course a student should be able to comprehend and explain how:
- the kinesis of ions across the membrane can produce neural information (electrical signal)
- an electrical signal propagates along a neuron axon
- the neural information is transformed from one type of signal/information to another (sensory information of photo, mechanical, chemical and thermal stimulation )
- the neural circuits of eye processes the vision
- eye detects the location and physical quantities (i.e. size, shape, color, texture, moving direction and speed).
- the mechanism of the eye movement through the sensory motor integration or interaction
- the sensory mechanism of ear transforms sound waves to neural signals
- the vestibular system processes the sensory information to maintain the balance, keep tracking a moving (relatively) object
- skin receptors sense the texture of the objects
- muscle sensory system works
- the neural system controls voluntary and reflex movement.
- human can walk and chew. The sensory motor mechanism behind sequential movement.
The following topics will be covered:
- Neural signals
- Neural plasticity
- Sensory processing
- Motor function
This course is provided in the 4th semester. Students follow the lectures and practical of Quartile 8 (BMT), only the Neurophysiology part. Besides this, students will be provided extra assignments and study material. The maximum number of ECs is 5. Please contact Dr. S. Utku Yavuz.