Basics of Brain Function
Peter Morris and Peter van Zijl, Organizers
Saturday, 18 May 2002

Last updated 20 February 2009

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to
Identify the major functional regions of the brain and describe their function;
Explain the topography of white matter connections between these functional regions;
Describe the synaptic function and how it is influenced by neurotransmitters;
Recognize the principles of basic neurochemistry.
08:30 Gray Matter and Functional Anatomy Thomas E. Conturo
09:25 White Matter Anatomy and Functional Connections to the Brain Nikos Makris
10:20 Break
10:40 Basics of Neurochemistry: Synaptic Function and Neurotransmitters Martin G. Pomper
11:35 Basics of Behavioral Neurochemistry Kelvin O. Lim
12:30 Adjournment