From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.
This site documents the process and the results.
Functional Anatomyof the Human Brain (PSY146S)
Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain, taught by Professor S. Mark Williams, is an introduction to the structure of the human brain and spinal cord. In order to study the organization of the major neural systems underlying sensory, motor and cognitive function, students are faced with the formidable task of learning myriad new and unintuitive terms to describe brain structures. To facilitate this process, students will use photo-enabled iPods to access a visual glossary of human neuroanatomy. This glossary was created by Professor Williams and his colleagues, Professor Leonard E. White and Andrew C. Mace and is based on their published line of Sylvius neuroanatomical interactive reference tools. The iPod version of the Sylvius glossary comprises approximately 500 structures and terms. For each term, the student can access a description of the term, information on brain structure location and function, audio pronunciation, links to related terms and high quality brain images optimized for the iPod photo display. Students will use the Sylvius glossary and brain atlases on their PCs, but having access to the content via the iPod will greatly facilitate the rapid mastery of neuroanatomical nomenclature necessary to progress in this course.