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