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Comparative neuroanatomical parcellation of the human and nonhuman primate temporal pole
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Castilla la Mancha, Albacete
Anatomy Department , Albacete
MD Ricardo Insausti
English or Spanish
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
The temporal pole is unique to nonhuman and human primates, although other species also present temporal cortex. The analysis of the different portions that make up the temporal polar cortex was first described in the nonhuman primate, and later on in humans. In this review we examine the historical course of the concepts about the extension, structure, and main cytoarchitectonic areas. The different descriptions are presented in chronological order and their relevance is discussed. In general, some common features arise in nonhuman and human primates temporopolar cortex, namely, an increased thickness of this cortical area, a predominant dysgranular type of cortex, and a more restricted extension in humans relative to earlier accounts. A common pattern of cytoarchitectonic areas results from the criteria of previous authors, although the sulcal anatomy of the human temporal pole has great variability.
The aim of the project is the understanding of the extension, composition, and limits of the temporal polar cortex.
Techniques and methods that will be used: General morphological techniques in histology, cell biology, or molecular biology, such as immuno- histochemistry, in situ hybridization.
The students will be actively involved in the whole project from practical lab work to data analysis; a continuous tutorage during everyday work will be provided.
The student herself should learn and get skills for making tissue sections, immunostaining and observation using various microscopes. The student may also learn many other useful techniques required for the study according to the situation.
What is the aim of the project?
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
It is required that the student have already passed Anatomy.
Elementary skills and various morphological approaches in basic cellular and molecular biology.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Liability insurance needed
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
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