Educational Tools to Aid Your UnderstandingREVIEW
Review pathways with this tutorial (created by Justin Van Klein, class of 2012) that sequentially steps through each slide while highlighting the relevant structure for a pathway and displaying its name and level. Pathways include: tactile sensation, pain and temp, trigeminal, auditory, pupillary constriction, and lateral conjugate gaze. The tutorial also contains practice questions.
Test yourself on slide structures for Exams 1 and 2 with this tutorial (created by Tim Lai, class of 2012), which presents each cross section slide and asks you to name structures.
Compare individual pathways and their positions in cross-sections in this tutorial.
Learn how to draw brainstem sections by running this Powerpoint show.
Nerve Cell Tutorials
Review the components and properties of neurons.
Nerve Cell Components (interactive- requires Flash)
Review the blood supply to hemispheres, brainstem, spinal cord.
Blood Vessels (requires Flash)
DRAG the circle in the pictures to look around! The Ventricular System (require Flash)
Use the cursor to find the structures,
then click them to display information.
Animations (require Flash)
Watch physiological processes in action
Hypothalamus-Pituitary - understand how the Hypothalamus influences the Pituitary.
Synaptic Transmission - use the Play and Stop buttons to see how synapses work.
Accommodation - watch the effect of the ciliary body on lens shape in the eye by moving the slider.
Rotating Brain - Use your mouse to get a 360 degree view of a human brain