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Tutorial: Introduction to the brain

Tutorial: Introduction to the brain

Author: Astrid Van Wyk

1. The layout of the brain

     a) What is the cerebral cortex

     b) The four lobes that the brain is divided into.

     c) The functions of the four lobes.


The outer cover of the brain is the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex is divided into four lobes: The temporal, occipital, parietal and frontal lobes. These lobes contain neurons that hold the mechanisms responsible for higher mental functions such as: thought, perception, language, thinking, vision and memory.

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