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This 1 hour course will take you through the basics of the brain.

An Introduction to the Brain

With Matthew Dahlitz

About This Course

This 1 hour of professional development has been taken from The Psychotherapist's Essential Guide to the Brain. Matthew Dahlitz takes you through the basics of the brain to give you a good grounding for further study.

  • Short video segments + Text followed by a short quiz to test your learning.

  • Learn about our amazing neural network.

  • Learn the basics of neuroscience location terminology.

  • Learn about the division of the left and right hemispheres and a simple division of the brain to understand basic functions.

  • 1 hour certificate of completion

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the brain Part 1

    • Introduction to the Brain (2 min)

    • The Divided Brain (18 min)

    • The Divided Brain - Quiz

    • The Triune Brain (8 min)

    • The Triune Brain - Quiz

  • 2

    Introduction to the brain part 2

    • Amazingly Networked (10 min)

    • Amazingly Networked - Quiz

    • Location Terminology (4 min)

    • Location Terminology - Test

    • Neurons (18 min)

    • Neurons - Test

    • Introduction to the Brain – Conclusion (1 min)


CEO The Science of Psychotherapy

Matthew Dahlitz

Matthew Dahlitz is both university trained and an autodidact whose knowledge spans across the arts, technology, psychology, neuroscience, emergency medicine, and business. He has studied psychology at the University of Queensland with a Master of Counselling degree specializing in neuropsychotherapy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Neuropsychotherapist, has taught post-graduate courses in neuropsychotherapy, and is author of the book The Psychotherapists’s Essential Guide to the Brain. Matthew has also studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in both music technology and master of composition. He has scored for film and produced a number of albums of original music and played producer in a film production company. Matthew has also been an Advanced Care Paramedic for a decade, managed commercial property and property development projects in the tens of millions of dollars, founded the Age of Robots site that reports on the technology and the social and psychological impacts of this second machine age, and runs a media and publishing company with an emphasis on great story telling.

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