I 'Sensory Functions'
This section reviews the sensory (visual, auditory, olfactory, vestibular, somato-sensory, proprioceptive) organs and discusses in detail the processing of sensory signals at higher (subcortical and cortical) stages. Other topics include the synaptic organization of the thalamus, visual attention, cochlear implants, and lateral inhibition.
II 'Motor Functions'
This section deals with a) eye movements, b) principles of bio-mechanics, c) posture control, e) locomotion, f) voluntary movement, g) synaptic organization of the basal ganglia and cerebellum.
III 'Autonomic and Regulatory Functions'
This sections deals with a) the c omparative anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system, b) the central control of the autonomic nervous system, c) the nervous control of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital and digestive systems, d) autonomic neuro-effector mechanisms, e) interactions with the endocrine system, f) disorders of the autonomic nervous system, g ) the synaptic organization of the hypothalamus and brainstem.
This section reviews the basic events during critical period neuroplasticity