Module 1, explores the lobes of the neocortex – frontal, temporal, parietal, occipital – the sensory and motor cortex, the insula and the cerebellum. The separation of the two hemispheres is described along with the connecting tissue of the corpus collosum. The functional distinctions for each area is described along with some insight into the relationship they have to human behaviour.
Module 2 makes a detailed exploration of the frontal lobe, often named the “executive brain”. This is the most important region of the brain for regulation of behaviour and emotive states and is, therefore, very important to understand.
Module 3, explores the motor and sensory cortices in greater depth and introduces areas of the midbrain – the basal ganglia and the limbic area. These areas of the brain are important in the processing of information that comes from the outer environment and also from our inner environment of emotional and movement memory. This video will assist in your understanding of the way the body responds to sensation and organises movement.
This self-study activity consists of 1.5 hours of continuing education, or professional development, instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary across countries, organizations and state board regulations. Please save the test results at the end of each unit, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your organization to determine specific filing requirements.
We are unable to guarantee the success of logging 1.5 CE/PD points for this course as the requirements vary significantly across countries, states, and organizations.
- Before we begin...
- Cortical Regions Part 1
- Cortical Regions 101 PDF Download
- Jill Bolte Taylor's TED talk about her experience of left-hemisphere damage.
- Cortical Regions Part 1 Quiz
- Cortical Regions Part 2
- Cortical Regions Part 2 Quiz
- Cortical Regions Part 3
- Cortical Regions Part 3 Quiz