Module Outline
Module 5: The Brain
Module 5 describes the structures – and the wonders – of the human brain.  It begins by explaining the methods psychologists use to study the brain; case study and various brain scanning techniques are outlined.
The module then continues by detailing the basic, more primitive, parts of the lower brain.
The primary thinking part of the brain, the cerebral cortex, is discussed next, along with the various divisions of the brain.
Finally, the specialization between the two hemispheres, including the major areas for speech and language, is covered.
Studying The Brain
  Case study
  Phineas Gage
  Scanning techniques
  Brain structure
  Computerized axial tomography (CT or CAT) scan
  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  Brain function
  Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
Lower-Level Brain Structures
  Reticular formation
  Limbic system
The Cerebral Cortex
  Cerebral cortex
  Longitudinal fissure
  Corpus callosum
  Frontal lobes
  Parietal lobes
  Association areas
  Occipital lobes
  Temporal lobes
  Motor cortex
  Somatosensory cortex
Brain Plasticity
Differences Between the Brain’s Two Hemispheres
  Left hemisphere
  Broca’s area
  Expressive language
  Wernicke’s area
  Receptive language
  Right hemisphere
  Spatial abilities
  Split brain