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Digital Brainmap 3

The real challenge in Neuroscience is to bridge the gap between the various different levels of organization in the function level and the cell/synapse level of the brain. Bridging this gap can make us understand how learning works on the level of the neuroncircuit.

A lot of ‘magic’ exists on this circuit level of organization when streaming information. In our Brain different parts stands for different forms of learning in our lives. An overview of the function of different Brain parts and what they support:

Hippocampus: Supports memory for facts and events in your life. With this part you remember the name of your partner and what you had for dinner last night.

Amygdala: Supports your emotional memory. In this part you can have a fear of spiders, even when the (originally hippocampus embedded) memory of the explicit fear event is gone: A spider falling onto your pillow.

Basal Ganglia: Supports habits: Brush your teeth, drive to work when your mind is absent.

Cerebral Cortex: Supports perceptial learning, even basic functions as being able to see depend critical on experiences and learning

Cerebellum: Supports motor learning, skilled movements like tennis or other sports.

All parts are made from the same building blocks: Neurons, specialized cells of the nervous sytem; and synapses, connections between neurons allowing one to signal to the next. Unlike wires, synapses are not static but they can change through experiences. The electrical and chemical signals that flow through your synapses when processing information can induce longlasting changes!

Stanford researcher Jennifer Raymond talks about Digital Mindmapping of the brain in this video:

Building a circuit diagram for the Brain