This page contains teaching materials for a course on The Human Brain presented at the LIFE Institute of Ryerson University (February 2 – March 22, 2016). These were updated and corrected as of March 27, 2016
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To see the MRI movies used in this session: click here.
To see the movie showing conduction of the nerve impulse: click here.
To see the movies showing synapse and cortical column: click here.
To see the animation of the cochlear traveling wave: click here
To see the motion perception and Gestalt examples: click here
Answers to the Quizzes
Etymology of Brain Words
The engravings used in the header for this page are from the book Our Bodies and How We Live, An Elementary Textbook of Physiology and Hygiene for Use in Schools by Albert F. Blaisdell, Atheneum Press, Boston, 1904