As a psychologist it is necessary to have an understanding of the overall organisation of the brain. This practical is a first introduction into the brain’s anatomy. Because working with real brains is difficult and expensive, you are going to work with virtual brains. You will navigate these virtual brains looking for brain structures and areas to advance your insight into the structure of the brain. A workbook shall be completed during this course. Literature and short video fragments of lectures on anatomy will also be used. The workbook gives information about the anatomy and will help you locate the different parts and structures. Each section contains a task and/or questions. Your workbook will be checked.
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Knowledge about: Directions and planes in the brain, hemispheres and lobes, gyri and sulci, cortical areas, functional areas, ducts and nerves, commissures and ventricles, structural MRI.
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