Brain Structures and their Functions
... Frontal lobe and functions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontal_lobe
The frontal lobe is an area in the brain of mammals. Located at the front of each cerebral hemisphere, frontal lobes are
positioned in front of (anterior to) the parietal lobes. The temporal lobes are located beneath and behind th ...
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... movable tetrodes, testing for signals that correlated on a trial-by-trial basis with waiting time. Twelve percent
(28/238) of neurons in dorsomedial and medial frontal cortex showed activity that was correlated with and
predicted waiting time. We observed nearly equal proportions of positive and neg ...
... muscle contractions and relaxations elicited by
IMAGING OF EPILEPSY FOLLOWING ELECTRICAL INJURY
... Electrical injuries to the extremities are a relatively uncommon form
of trauma and may be responsible
for a range of delayed neurologic
manifestations (1). As an increasing
number of such injuries are explored
by MR imaging, potential abnormalities related to this condition are
being discovered. We ...
2008 AOA Review
... Although a repeat hemorrhage can occur after clipping of an
aneursym if the aneurysm is not completely isolated from the
circulation, it is unusual for this to happen and present with a focal
deficit, as opposed to depressed consciousness. Hyponatremia,
which can develop after SAH, can cause an alte ...
... et al. 2004a; Schreuders et al. 2004c; Schreuders et al. 2004b; Schreuders et al. 2006; Selles et al. 2006)
The RIHM was mentioned in a review of BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2007 Nov 20;8:114(Geere et al. 2007)
which concluded: Although used most frequently and known to be reliable, power and key pinc ...
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... “I observed with Rosalie (as with many other
patients) that while she was hallucinating, her eyes
were open, and even though she could see
nothing, her eyes moved here and there, as if
looking at an actual scene.”
Clinical/Scientific Notes Paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis
... and 5, resulting in laminar necrosis.2,3 It is histologically defined
as pan-necrosis, that is, the death of neurons, glia, and blood
vessels with resultant denatured proteins, reactive gliosis, and
deposition of fat-laden macrophages.3 On MRI, cortical laminar
necrosis is seen as high intensity bot ...
... • Convolutions may not have sulci, or sulci
might be bridged by fusion of overlying
molecular layer which may give smooth
appearance on surface
• Gray-white interface not distinct
Cutis Verticis Gyrata
... tioned in the literature of neurology, but is often recognized by dermatologist. The CVG is classified into two
major categories. Primary CVG has no specific recognized cause and is frequently associated with neurological manifestations; secondary CVG is due to infiltration
or inflammation of the sc ...
Nervous System PPT C
... including interferons and Copazone:
– Hold symptoms at bay
– Reduce complications
– Reduce disability
... GPi……… permit thalamocortical
neurons to respond in an exaggerated manner to cortical or other inputs
Increase the tendency of these neurons to discharge spontaneously, leading
... e. Conduction aphasia
26. A 9-year-old boy is brought to your clinic by his parents because he has begun to have episodes of
eye fluttering lasting several seconds. Sometimes he loses track of his thoughts in the middle of a
sentence. There was one fall off a bicycle that may have been related to on ...
Fetal - Society for Pediatric Radiology
... • Cavum septi pellucidi: CSF cavity of the SP
– Width increases 19-27wks, gradually closes 28wks-term
– Present in 100% of premature infants; up to 15-20% adults
• Increased incidence: intellectual disability, schizophrenia, trauma
Sonographic Evaluation of the Fetal Central
... • worse prognosis in the presence of additional anomalies.
• in cases of isolated ACC, it appears to carry a better prognosis n( eurodevelopmental delay in about
25% of cases at 3 years).
• in 10%-17%, ACC is an isolated finding, and these individuals are asymptomatic.
• individuals with ACC and oth ...
An Unusual Etiology for NeurodevelopmentalDelay and Epilepsy
... been viewed as having five distinct parts: the rostrum, genu,
anterior midbody, isthmus, and splenium. The primary role of
the corpus callosum is to facilitate communication between the
hemispheres, using both inhibitory and excitory interhemispheric
Colpocephaly represents a dispropor ...
PT 311 NEUROSCIENCE
... and will be a major focus for clinicians concerned with the cerebral localization of touch and body
position sensations. Immediately posterior to the postcentral gyrus is the postcentral sulcus, which
separates the postcentral gyrus from two major gyral formations of the parietal lobe: the superior ...
Coding of intention in the posterior parietal cortex
... . . . Delayed double saccade
The animal memorized two flashed locations and then,
after a delay, saccaded to them sequentially
LIP activity encoded the goal of the first saccade, when
done firing changed to code the goal of the second
The sensorimotor and cognitive integration of gravity
... similar motor solutions in 0 g and 1 g conditions may
often be explained if the mechanics or task goals are taken
into account. During whole body reaching movements,
trunk angular displacement with respect to the vertical is
approximately 708. In contrast, during the trunk forward
bending paradigm w ...
Activity in Rostral Motor Cortex in Response to Predictable Force
... of static holding. In total, 72 neurons were recorded near the rostral
limit of the hand area of the motor cortex, located close to the
premotor areas. Of these, 30 neurons were examined for receptive
fields, and all 30 were found to receive proprioceptive inputs from
finger muscles. Intracortical m ...
black and gold 48x96 poster.ppt
... been reported with seizures arising from the insular cortex (Kaido
et al., 2006).
The presented cases also highlight the difficulty with assessing
alterations in consciousness during seizures.
appeared to continue a purposeful behavior. However, patient 1
was unresponsive to his wife d ...
ilc34Q - Stacks
... they mi'.i _c based upon previous comparahli experience. It is conceivable,
that the recall mechanism
which is activated by the electrode during an experiential response and the
mechanism activated in an interpretive
response may be parts of a common inclusive mechanism of reflex recognition
or inte ...
Alien hand syndrome
Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is a rare neurological disorder that causes hand movement without the person being aware of what is happening or having control over the action. The afflicted person may sometimes reach for objects and manipulate them without wanting to do so, even to the point of having to use the healthy hand to restrain the alien hand.Alien hand syndrome is best documented in cases where a person has had the two hemispheres of their brain surgically separated, a procedure sometimes used to relieve the symptoms of extreme cases of epilepsy. It also occurs in some cases after brain surgery, stroke, infection, tumor, aneurysm and specific degenerative brain conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease. Other areas of the brain that are associated with alien hand syndrome are the frontal, occipital and parietal lobes.The first known case described in the medical literature appeared in a detailed case report published in German in 1908 by the preeminent German neuro-psychiatrist, Kurt Goldstein. In this paper, Goldstein described a right-handed woman who had suffered a stroke affecting her left side from which she had partially recovered by the time she was seen. However, her left arm seemed as though it belonged to another person and performed actions that appeared to occur independent of her will.The patient complained of a feeling of ""strangeness"" in relationship to the goal-directed movements of the left hand and insisted that ""someone else"" was moving the left hand, and that she was not moving it herself. Goldstein reported that, as a result of this report, ""she was regarded at first as a paranoiac."" When the left hand grasped an object, she could not voluntarily release it. The somatic sensibility of the left side was reported to be impaired, especially with aspects of sensation having to do with the orienting of the limb. Some spontaneous movements were noted to occur involving the left hand, such as wiping the face or rubbing the eyes; but these were relatively infrequent. Only with significant effort was she able to perform simple movements with the left arm in response to spoken command, but these movements were performed slowly and often incompletely even if these same movements had been involuntarily performed with relative ease before while in the abnormal 'alien' control mode.Based on these remarkable observations, Goldstein developed a ""doctrine of motor apraxia"" in which he discussed the process involved in the generation of voluntary action and interpreted these findings in the context of a proposed central structure organized around the perception and internal representation of the space-time continuum encompassing memory, will, and other higher cognitive processes. Goldstein maintained that a unified conceptual organization and general gestalt of space-time in which all aspects of relevant sensory perception of both the physical body (i.e. via interoception) and external space (i.e. via exteroception) were integrated was necessary both for object perception as well as for successful goal-directed dynamic bodily action in relationship to extrapersonal space and the objects located therein. In his classic papers reviewing the wide variety of disconnection syndromes associated with focal brain pathology, Norman Geschwind commented that Kurt Goldstein ""was perhaps the first to stress the non-unity of the personality in patients with callosal section, and its possible psychiatric effects.""Anarchic hand syndrome and alien hand syndrome are two similar but separate disorders. In both there are unintended but purposeful and autonomous movements of the upper limb and intermanual conflict. Anarchic hand is usually diagnosed as opposed to alien hand syndrome because it tends to be more associated with motor impairments as the patients acknowledge the hand as theirs but are frustrated by its unintended actions. In alien hand syndrome the individual tends to display more sensory deficits as they dissociate themselves from the hand and its actions, frequently remarking on the hand's behaviour as if it does not belong to them.