Learning outcomes of the course unit
Learning of Basic concepts on the elaboration of some sensory systems
Course contents summary
Psychophysics of perception. Somatosensory system. Auditory system. Physiology of phonation
Anatomy of the spinal cord. Receptors and afferent fibres. Somatosensory pathways. Thalamus and cerebral cortex (areas SI and SII). Anatomy of the inner ear. Acoustic receptors and transduction. Central acoustic pathways. Primary auditory cortex. Anatomo-functional bases of phonation
Chapters on somatosensory and auditory system from "Kandel, Schwartz and Jessel. Principi di Neuroscienze. Ed. Ambrosiana"
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