|SES #||TOPICS & READING QUESTIONS||RECOMMENDED READINGS|
|1–2||Introduction: Brain orientation, primitive cellular activities||
[JMA] Chapter 1, pp. 1–13.
[JHMF] Chapter 1, pp. 1–11.
[LWS] Chapter 1, pp. 1–8 and Chapter 2, pp. 9–28.
|3–4||Steps to the CNS of chordates||
[GFS] Chapter 2, pp. 19–50
[JMA] Chapters 3 and 4.
[LWS] Chapter 3, pp. 29–39.
|7–8||Spinal cord development and anatomy||[LWS] Chapter 4b, pp. 60–79.|
|9–12||Autonomic nervous system; differentiation of brain vesicles||
[JHMF] Chapters 10 and 11.
[WHAB] Chapter 7, pp. 95–106; Chapter 9, pp. 120–22, and Chapter 10, pp. 133–40.
|21–23||Visual systems|| |
[GFS] Chapter 6, pp. 177–85.
|24–25||Auditory and related sensory systems|| |
[GFS] Chapter 8, pp. 259–68. Figure 8.10. pp. 255–8 and 268–87.
|27–29||Hypothalamus and limbic system, part 1||
[LWS] Chapter 7, pp. 139–49.
Mesulam, M-Marsel, ed. Chapter 1 in Principles of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology. Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 1–120. ISBN: 9780195134759. [Preview with Google Books]
|30||Hormonal and other influences on brain development and plasticity||
Toran—Allerand, C. Dominique. "Mechanisms of Estrogen Action during Neural Development: Mediation by Interactions with the Neurotrophins and their Receptors?." The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 56, no. 1 (1996): 169–78.
Toran—Allerand, C. Dominique. "Organotypic Culture of the Developing Cerebral Cortex and Hypothalamus: Relevance to Sexual Differentiation." Psychoneuroendocrinology 16, no. 1 (1991): 7–24.
Reisert, Ingrid, Victor Han, et al. "Sex Steroids Promote Neurite Growth in Mesencephalic Tyrosine Hydroxylase Immunoreactive Neurons in Vitro." International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 5, no. 2 (1987): 91–8.
Johnson, Frank, and Sarah W. Bottjer. "Differential Estrogen Accumulation among Populations of Projection Neurons in the Higher Vocal Center of Male Canaries." Journal of Neurobiology 26, no. 1 (1995): 87–108.
Brown, Susan D., and Sarah W. Bottjer. "Testosterone‐induced Changes in Adult Canary Brain are Reversible." Journal of Neurobiology 24, no. 5 (1993): 627–40.
Brown, Susan D., Frank Johnson, et al. "Neurogenesis in Adult Canary Telencephalon is Independent of Gonadal Hormone Levels." The Journal of neuroscience 13, no. 5 (1993): 2024–32.
Bottjer, Sarah W., and Timothy P. Dignan. "Joint Hormonal and Sensory Stimulation Modulate Neuronal Number in Adult Canary Brains." Journal of Neurobiology 19, no. 7 (1988): 624–35.
|31||Hippocampal formation|| |
[PB] Chapter 30, section on Evolutionary perspective (to get a flavor of the comparative work). pp. 455–7 (note: pallium means the dorsal structures of the endbrain; the medial pallium includes the hippocampus.)
|32||Amygdala and other aspects of limbic forebrain||
Stevens, Janice R., Vernon H. Mark, et al. "Deep Temporal Stimulation in Man: Long latency, Long Lasting Psychological Changes." Archives of Neurology 21, no. 2 (1969): 157–69.
Schaltenbrand, G., H. Spuler, et al. "Vegetative and Emotional Reactions During Electrical Stimulation of Deep Structures of the Brain during Stereotactic Procedures." Zeitschrift für Neurologie 205, no. 2 (1973): 91–113.
Mesulam, M-Marsel, ed. Chapter 1 in Principles of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 1–120. ISBN: 9780195134759. [Preview with Google Books]
Olanow, C. W., J. H. Kordower, et al. "Fetal Nigral Transplantation as a Therapy for Parkinson's Disease." Trends in Neurosciences 19, no. 3 (1996): 102–9.
Kempermann, Gerd, and Fred H. Gage. "New Nerve Cells for the Adult Brain." Scientific American 280 (1999): 48–53.
Olanow, C. Warren, Christopher G. Goetz, et al. "A Double‐blind Controlled Trial of Bilateral Fetal Nigral Transplantation in Parkinson's Disease." Annals of Neurology 54, no. 3 (2003): 403–14.
Online information on deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's Disease": e.g., from Wikipedia or from WebMD, or from studies published in the literature (brain sites usually stimulated: subthalamic nucleus, globus pallidus)
Neocortex (Supplemental Questions on Nauta)
Mesulam, M-Marsel, ed. Chapter 1 in Principles of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 76–8. ISBN: 9780195134759. [Preview with Google Books]