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Biopsychology - The Brain

3. Localisation in the Brain

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Lecture

In this lecture, we think about the localisation of different cognitive and motor functions in specific parts of the brain, focusing in particular on: (i) the subdivision of the brain into the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the occipital lobe and the temporal lobe; (ii) certain areas of the cerebral cortex that have become specialised in particular brain functions, including the sensory cortex, the motor cortex and the visual cortex.

Course

In this course, Mr Kevin Silber (University of Derby) explores the anatomy and function of the human brain. In the first lecture, we look at how the brain is structured. In the second lecture, we think about further brain structures, including the limbic system. In the third lecture, we think about the localisation of different functions in particular areas of the brain. Next, we consider the lateralisation of certain brain processes in the two hemispheres. In the fifth lecture, we look at split-brain research. In the sixth and final lecture, we think about brain plasticity and the recovery of brain function after trauma.

Lecturer

Mr Kevin Silber is a senior lecturer at the University of Derby where he primarily teaches biological psychology modules. Mr Silber is also an AQA A-Level examiner and is involved in authoring texts for A-Level psychology. Having started life as a neuroscientist, Mr Silber’s research interests still lie in biologically oriented topics. However, his main research interest is now focused on body image. Some of Mr Silber’s recent publications include ‘Working memory in children: A developmental approach to the phonological coding of pictorial material’ (2011) and ‘Sexual orientation and the sleep-wake cycle: A preliminary investigation’ (2000).

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Silber, K. (2019, September 27). Biopsychology - The Brain - Localisation in the Brain [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-brain/localisation-in-the-brain

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Silber, K. "Biopsychology - The Brain – Localisation in the Brain." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 27 Sep 2019, https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-brain/localisation-in-the-brain

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