About This Chapter
Who's It For:
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering basic information about the brain will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn basic facts about the brain. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding basic information about the brain
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn basic facts about the brain
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources
How It Works:
- 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 Overview of the Brain chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- 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.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Overview of the Brain chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about the brain. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an overview of the brain unit of a neuroanatomy course. Topics covered include:
- Early brain development
- Parts of the brain, their functions and structure
- Left brain/right brain communication and control
1. Early Brain Development: Major Parts & Functions
In this lesson, we take a look at your brain when you were the size of a peanut and your brain the size of a pea. What major structures did your brain have back then? What were they called? And most interestingly, how do these structures affect your life today?
2. What Are the Brain's Functions? - Overview
You probably know that your brain is responsible for your movements, sensations and thoughts. But do you know which parts of your brain are responsible for which roles? Read on to learn more about how your brain works!
3. Parts of the Brain
Is there a way to easily remember the many parts of the brain? Don't be afraid of all these complex terms; this lesson outlines some easy and fun phrases to help you memorize the brain's anatomy. Let's take a look.
4. The Brain: Structure and Function
Your brain is in charge of telling the rest of your body what to do. Learn about the parts of your brain including the cerebrum, the cerebellum, the brain stem and the pituitary gland and how they help you live, play and grow.
5. The Brain Hemispheres: Left Brain/Right Brain Communication and Control
Ever heard of a split personality? How about a split brain? Well, we can't be sure about the personality one, but brains can be split in two! In this lesson, you'll learn that and much more on how the brain communicates within itself.
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