The Brain

Emily Gill
Mind Map by Emily Gill, updated more than 1 year ago
Emily Gill
Created by Emily Gill about 1 year ago
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The Brain revision with diagram included,

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The Brain
  1. The brain is responsible for Complex Behaviours
    1. The brain is part of the Central Nervous System and different regions have different functions they are in charge of.
    2. Parts of the Brain
      1. Cerebral Cortex
        1. Outer part which is responsible for things such as consciousness, intellegence, memory and language.
        2. Medulla
          1. Controls unconscious activities like breathing and your heartbeat.
          2. Cerebellum
            1. Responsible for muscle coordination
            2. Mehtods used to study the Brain
              1. Studying pateints with brain damage
                1. If a small part of the brain has been damaged, the effect this has on the patient can tell you a lot about what the damaged part does.
                2. Electrically stimulating the brain
                  1. By pushing a tiny electrode into the tissue and giving it a small zap of electricity. By observing what stimulating different parts of the brain does it gives an idea of what each part does.
                  2. MRI Scans
                    1. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner porduces a detailed picture of the brain and helps identify each part and its function.
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