By the end of this module, you should be able to:
- describe the anatomical structure of the major white matter
pathways and their connections
- explain the role of white matter pathways in regulating major
neurophysiological and neuropsychological functions
- discuss the pathways mediating higher order motor functions
- describe the role of white matter pathways in forming the
auditory, visual and language pathways
- identify the conditions associated with disruption of the white
- explain the pain pathways and pain modulating mechanisms.
White matter fiber tracts by Katie
Have you ever wondered what makes the brain
and the body work in harmony with each other, enabling us to
In this module we look at how the brain
perceives the sensory stimuli received from the sensory organs and
regulates the functions of the body by conveying processed
information to the relevant muscles and organs.
We are going to take you on a journey into the
deeper structures of the brain in order to understand the intricate
details of what facilitates the vital functions of the body.
We recommend that you make some notes as you work
through this module.
The 'TrOn Notebook' facility can be accessed
throughout the module (allowing you to make notes on each page),
and these notes will be saved in your personal area 'My TrOn', for
future reference. However, you will not be able to print these
notes as one single document.
If you would prefer to make your notes in a
separate document you may wish to download the 'learning notes'
below. This downloadable Word document will allow you to keep a
personalised record of your learning, which you can then save
and/or print for future reference.
the learning notes document for this module