About This Chapter
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Students Will Review
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a brain unit of a standard human physiology course. Topics covered include:
- Anatomy of the brain, including in-depth looks at the brain stem and the brain hemispheres
- How the brain develops with age
- Functions of the brain
- The brain's blood supply
- Production and function of cerebrospinal fluid
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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.
6. 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.
7. Peroxisomal Disorders: Symptoms & Treatment
This lesson is going to go over the numerous signs that can be seen in many different types of peroxisomal disorders. You'll also learn about some potential treatment options for them.
8. Peroxisomal Disorders: Definition & Diagnosis
This lesson defines an uncommonly heard of group of disorders, called peroxisomal disorders. You'll learn what they are, some of their names, as well as some of the ways by which they can be diagnosed.
9. Astrocytes: Definition, Function & Types
This lesson is going to define the term astrocyte. You'll learn what the two main types of astrocytes are and the many functions of astrocytes in general.
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