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       Cogs 17   *   Mnemonics   *    Fall 2019
NEURO-ANATOMY

The Bell-Magendie Law:
In the door
and out the vent -
that's how spinal
info's sent!

Sara the ballerina
has a helluva
Cerebellum.

If you see a
HIPPO on CAMPUS,
you'll never forget!

Use your Tectum
to detect 'em,
and Tegmentum for
momentum.

The Meninges PAD the Brain
P = Pia mater         
A = Arachnoid space
D = Dura mater      


THALAMIC NUCLEI

VISION @ LGN = Light
(Lateral Geniculate Nucleus)

AUDITION @ MGN = Music
(Medial Geniculate Nucleus)

TOUCH @ VPN =
Very Personal
(Ventral Posterior Nucleus)

SMELL @ DMN = Dog Muzzle
(Dorsal Medial Nucleus)

MOTOR @ VLN = Victory Lap
(Ventro-Lateral Nucleus)

MEMORY @ MDN = Memory Doctor
(Medio-Dorsal Nucleus)


REFLEXES

Pain Withdrawl Reflex:
Touch something hot
stimulate the nociceptor,
but before your brain can say
"touch that never ever!"
inter-neuron in the spine
says "contract the flexor!"
DEVELOPMENT

Cells that fire together
wire together!


NEURONS

Neurotransmitters:
Bind to post
but don't go in -
float back home
to be used again

The resting cell
is polarized -
more positive out
than it is inside.

The resting cell
is like a salted banana -
full of Potassium (K+) inside,
while coated with Sodium (Na+)
and Chloride (CL-) outside.

EPSP
= Excitatory Post Synaptic Potential
= Cell is HYPO-polarized.
When you're excited, say "O!"
IPSP
= Inhibitory Post Synaptic Potential
= Cell is HYPER-polarized.
When you're inhibited, say "-ER!"


SEX

Hypothalmic Nucleus
most active in...

    ...Females = VMH
  (Ventro-Medial Nucleus)
Venus Must Have!

    ...Males = SDN
  (Sexually Dimorphic Nucleus)
Straight Dude Needs!