Chapter Three -- Beneath the Surface
Tourette's Syndrome. Intro to cortico-thalamic loops. Role of putamen,
caudate nucleus. Role of limbic system. Hypothalamus. Inset box on Dopamine.
Sexual activity and related brain centers. Gender effects
Chapter Four -- A Changeable Climate
Emotions. Role of amygdala. Feelings, Outward expression of emotions.
Perception of emotion in others. Brain responses to anger, fear, joy. Creativity.
Chapter Five -- A World of One's Own
Sensory processing, synaesthesia. Object recognition. Inset boxes on optic
pathways, the visual cortex. Various agnosias. Face recognition.
Phantom limbs. Visual illusions.
Chapter Six -- Crossing the Chasm
Language processing, autism, Asperger's Syndrome. Perception of music, words.
Brain areas used for language, reading, writing. Speech development, foreign languages.
Inset box on rapid brain growth (50,000 to 100,000 years ago?).
Chapter Seven -- States of Mind
Various types of memory. Storage vs. recall. Recall errors. Sense of time.
Alzheimer's Disease. Memory capacity. Chemicals which affect memory.
Chapter Eight -- Higher Ground
Consciousness. Prefrontal areas. Attention disorders. Attention, 40Hz oscillations.
Working memory, short-term memory, thought. Non-conscious states. Neglect disorders.
Inset boxes on Consciousness by Penrose, Crick.