Welcome to the class website for Dr. Cloues.  These are the PowerPoint Presentations for NS/BL/PY 486 Lab Lectures. You simple click on the lab presentation of your choice and you will be able to see the presentation. Step through the slides by double-clicking the left button on your mouse.

These images should help you identify the structures we discuss in the lab.  Some of the images label many, many structures, but you are only required to find the ones that are covered in class.  I recommend printing the pictures out to help you study.


Labs 1 and 2:    Basic Neuroanatomy (Nolte's Gross Laboratories 1 and 2).

Lab 3:     Part 1:    Anatomical Methods

               Part 2:    Brain Imaging

                (continue with gross anatomy)

Labs 4 and 5:    Electrophysiological Methods

Labs 6 and 7:    Somatosensory System (Part I) with emphasis on pain (Part II).

Note: Check out this presentation for a focused look at the organization of the spinal cord. It is a part of Somatosensory (Part I) modified to help you see the location of the tracts a little easier. 

Lab 7:               Introduction to the Brain stem and the Trigeminal Cranial Nerve

Lab 8:               Eye Movement

You will find this site a helpful visual tutorial for understanding the role of each eye muscle and the deficits associated with disturbances of the cranial nerve innervation.


Lab 9:               Vestibular System

Lab 10:             Motor systems and cerebellum

Lab 11:             Diencephalon

Lab 12:        This is a review day and practice lab practical test. No notes.

Lab 13:         Lab Final, Part 1 during the first portion of the class. Then we will briefly cover                      the Limbic System. Finally, there will be time for further review for the rest of the                      final exam.

Lab 14:         This is a review day.

To help you prepare for the slide test, I am including Nolte's slides of horizontal and coronal sections (Red Tray). These images are probably not as clear as viewing the slides directly. The letters and numbers on each image correspond to those used by Nolte.

Additional Information: ITS has been searching the web to find sites that might be helpful to students in neuroscience. I will be posting some of these. You may find the ones listed below to be particularly helpful. 

Other presentations of neuroanatomy: http://www9.biostr.washington.edu/da.html


Blood supply of the brain:  http://www.iaaf.uwa.edu.au/207/Lectureppts/bloodvs/ppframe.htm

There are some great bits of information at sites associated with the following address: http://www.brains.rad.msu.edu