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when are brain maps apparent?
when one examines the organisation of connections between two neural centres
what does it mean when maps are precise or well defined?
they're a faithful representation of a primary source (motor, somatosensory, visual centres)
what does it mean if brain maps are diffure or ill-defined?
general or global representation of the source
what do brainstem centres influence?
they're an arousal system that influences our different states of vigilence (sleep/wakefullness)
what are some examples of systems that integrate information?
-visual system: locate an object in visual field and relate the location to other objects in same field
-somatosensory system: distinguish touch in different parts of body
-auditory system: differentiate between high and low pitched noises, different frequencies represented from progressively rostral to caudal areas of auditory complex