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Cerebral Cortex: Right and Left Brain

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will identify, and differentiate the lobes and hemispheres of the cerebral cortex.

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Notes on Cerebral Cortex: Right and Left Brain



(00:00-00:16) Introduction and Overview

(00:17-00:50) Cerebral Cortex

(00:51-01:20) Hemispheres

(01:21-01:44) Corpus Callosum

(01:45-02:13) Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex

(02:14-02:54) Summary

(02:55-03:00) End

Terms to Know
Cerebral Cortex

The outer layer of wrinkled grey matter on the outside of the brain, responsible for a person’s personality, thought, language, storage of memory, movement, and senses.

Corpus Callosum

A large bundle of neurons that joins the two hemispheres of the brain.


Half of the brain (left or right), divided by the longitudinal fissure; each hemisphere controls certain parts of the brain and can have certain specialized functions.

Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex

Specific or generally defined areas of the cerebral cortex related to different functions.