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The Brain

3. Localisation in the Brain

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Lecture

In this module, we think about the localisation of different cognitive and motor functions in specific parts of the brain. We begin by exploring the subdivision of the brain into different lobes: (i) the frontal lobe, (ii) the parietal lobe, (iii) the occipital lobe and (iv) the temporal lobe. We then take a closer look at 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) 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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APA style

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

MLA style

Silber, Kevin. "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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