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The Brain

2. Anatomy of the Brain: Part Two

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Lecture

In this module, we continue our examination of the brain’s anatomy by taking a closer look at the telencephalon and its constituent parts. We explore the limbic system, a structure involved in memory and emotional processing, and the basal ganglia, an area involved in motor control. Finally, we consider the cerebral cortex, the thin outer layer of the human brain involved in higher-level functions and marked by its distinctive folds.

Course

In this course, Mr Kevin Silber (University of Derby) discusses the anatomy and function of the human brain. We begin, in modules one and two, by looking at how the brain is structured before moving to think about the localisation of different functions in particular areas of the brain on in module three. Module four considers the lateralisation of certain brain processes in the two hemispheres, while module five looks at split-brain research. Finally, we think about brain plasticity and the recovery of brain function after trauma in module six.

Lecturer

Mr Kevin Silber is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby where he mainly teaches on biological psychology modules. He is also an A level examiner for AQA and is involved in authoring texts for A level psychology. His research interests are somewhat eclectic. Having started life as a neuroscientist, he still has an interest in biologically oriented research. However, his main research interest is now focused on body image.

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Silber, K. (2019, September 27). The Brain - Anatomy of the Brain: Part Two [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-brain/anatomy-of-the-brain-part-two

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Silber, Kevin. "The Brain – Anatomy of the Brain: Part Two." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 27 Sep 2019, https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-brain/anatomy-of-the-brain-part-two

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