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Ch 2: Anatomy of the Brain

About This Chapter

The Anatomy of the Brain chapter of this Neuroanatomy: Help and Tutorials course is the simplest way to master brain anatomy. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of brain anatomy.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering brain anatomy material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the anatomy of the brain. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding brain anatomy
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning brain anatomy (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the anatomy of the brain
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra learning resources for teaching anatomy of the brain

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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Anatomy of the Brain chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently:Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn:Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an anatomy of the brain unit of a standard college neuroanatomy course. Topics covered include:

  • Gross anatomy and major anatomical structures
  • Brain structures and functions
  • Understanding the cerebrum
  • Different parts of the brain stem
  • Spinal cord anatomy
  • The cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain
  • Blood supply to the brain
  • The frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipatl lobes
  • The cerebral cortex

12 Lessons in Chapter 2: Anatomy of the Brain
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Gross Anatomy of the Human Brain: Major Anatomical Structures and Terminology

1. Gross Anatomy of the Human Brain: Major Anatomical Structures and Terminology

In this video, you'll find out how and why we divide our brain into major sections. It's not just random names and games. You'll learn about where these divisions occur, what we call them, and what they separate.

Brain Structures and Functions Part I

2. Brain Structures and Functions Part I

The brain's complexity can often be difficult to understand because it serves so many important functions. In this lesson, you'll get a little help from Nrr, the alien biologist, who will guide you through understanding the structure and functions of the human brain.

What is the Cerebrum? - Definition, Functions & Location

3. What is the Cerebrum? - Definition, Functions & Location

The cerebrum is a structure found in the brain. In this lesson, we will identify where the cerebrum is located in the brain and why it is vital to your everyday life.

Parts of the Brain Stem: The Medulla Oblongata and Pons

4. Parts of the Brain Stem: The Medulla Oblongata and Pons

In this lesson, we'll learn how you are able to breathe without even thinking about it. You'll also find out why you breathe faster when you run. Finally, we'll learn where things as diverse as sneezing and blood pressure are controlled.

Anatomy of the Spinal Cord: Function & Explanation

5. Anatomy of the Spinal Cord: Function & Explanation

The spinal cord partners up with the brain to send information around the body as electrical signals. It tells the body what the brain wants and the brain what the body is feeling. This lesson explains how its structure helps accomplish this.

Cerebrospinal Fluid in the Brain: Functions & Production

6. Cerebrospinal Fluid in the Brain: Functions & Production

In this lesson, you'll learn that you have holes in your brain and that it's actually a good thing! You'll also find out how your brain uses a water cushion for protection and where this water cushion is made.

Brain Blood Supply: Anatomy & Diagrams

7. Brain Blood Supply: Anatomy & Diagrams

You'll never look at a shopping mall the same way again once you learn in this lesson how similar it is to your brain. We'll also find out why connections between blood vessels are important and how your brain protects itself against toxic substances in your blood.

Frontal Lobes of the Brain: Function, Overview

8. Frontal Lobes of the Brain: Function, Overview

A man can get a 1.25-inch diameter iron rod to shoot through his brain and survive. This event helped scientists to learn about the functions of the frontal lobes of our brains. This lesson will go through these functions and some of the cases that led to the different discoveries.

Temporal Lobe: Definition & Functions

9. Temporal Lobe: Definition & Functions

The brain is divided into several lobes. Each lobe is characterized by the specific functions it does as well as its location and boundaries. In this lesson, you will learn about the temporal lobe and its functions.

Parietal Lobe: Definition & Functions

10. Parietal Lobe: Definition & Functions

The brain is composed of many parts and several lobes. In this lesson, you will learn about the structure and function of the parietal lobe of the human brain.

Occipital Lobe: Definition, Location & Function

11. Occipital Lobe: Definition, Location & Function

The cerebrum is the largest portion of the brain and is responsible for multiple bodily functions. The occipital lobe of the cerebrum is a major structural region. This article discusses the location and function of this key region of the cerebrum.

The Cerebral Cortex: Brain Structures and Functions Part II

12. The Cerebral Cortex: Brain Structures and Functions Part II

Check out this video lesson to learn about the four lobes of the human brain - the frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal. You'll learn about the functions and processes of each region.

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