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The Brain

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  • Intro 0:00
  • The Brain 0:06
    • Upper and Lower Brain Structures
    • Lower Brain Structures
  • Lower Brain Structures 2:03
    • Brainstem
    • Thalamus
    • Reticular Formation
    • Cerebellum
    • Limbic System
  • Cerebral Cortex 9:28
    • 85% of the Brain's Weight in Humans
    • 20 Billion Neurons Reside in Cerebral Cortex
    • Thinking, Speaking, Perceiving
    • 'Smarter' Mammals Have a Larger Cerebral Cortex
  • 4 Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex 12:44
    • Frontal Lobe
    • Parietal Lobe
    • Temporal Lobe
    • Occipital Lobe
  • Association Areas of the Cerebral Cortex 21:13
    • Remaining Area of Lobes with No Known Specific Function
    • Enable Judgment, Planning, Processing New Memories, and Math and Special Reasoning
  • The Split Brain 22:38
    • Split Brain Procedure
    • Left Hemisphere
    • Right Hemisphere