Brain Anatomy, Illusions & Delusions

The brain is an incredibly finely tuned organ of complex chemical and electrical functioning, that human beings could simply not live without. Having thought to evolve from animal brainstem origins, all human brains require certain components to function optimally.  In constant activity, in both waking and sleeping hours, our brains are that which detects and decodes a mass of sensory information, mediates our bodily functions, and enables us to move.  Within the skull, the human brain has two hemispheres, one on the right side of the brain and the other on the left side.  These two halves of the brain are connected by the corpus callosum, which acts as a crossing bridge of electrical, neurological information. From traditional studies, it is thought that the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body and the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body.  Being able to make millions of neurological connections, recent research into plasticity looks at the ability of the brain to rewire itself.

Why Study Brain Anatomy & Illusions?

In this single module, you will learn about the dual mind theory, addressing the first question of what is Psychology?  Beginning with a clear introduction to brain anatomy, you will learn about illusions, delusions, the cause of dyslexia, Gestalt principles, neurology, sensory decoding of stimuli, techniques for brain scanning, how the brain functions, where, from somatosensory mapping, are components in the brain located, and what happens when we encounter a gap in perception?  In addition, you will learn about the role of the pineal gland, homeostasis, the effect of drugs on the brain, and the impact of shock and trauma.

Lesson Overview

    • Are the mind and the brain the same or different things?
    • How do we decode and encode external and internal stimuli?
    • What are illusions and delusions?
    • What causes dyslexia, and what can be done to help?
    • The primary brainstem, animal brain, & evolutionary development
    • Brain hemispheres, lobes, the pineal gland, & cortical functioning
    • Localisation, lateralisation, & somatosensory mapping of brain regions
    • The role of the hypothalamus, amygdala, thalamus, and pituitary gland
    • Brain scanning techniques
    • Neural networks and neurological functioning
    • Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
    • Neurotransmitters, SSRI’s and Synapses

Personal Interest & Career Progression

This module on Brain Anatomy & Neurology is for anyone interested to know more about the inside of our brain, and why our mind sometimes appears to play tricks on our perception. Especially recommended for anyone suffering perceptual distortions or brain trauma, and those who work in professional therapeutic settings with them.  By taking this module, you will improve your comprehension, educational or career progression, and develop a greater understanding of core psychology, brain anatomy, disruptions in cortical functioning, and neurotransmitter activity. All of which can be applied for personal interest, or professional progression in settings such as;

    • Brain Trauma Support Centres
    • Home & Family Care
    • Social & Community Care
    • Nursing & Rehabilitation
    • Education and Learning
    • Therapy, Counselling, & Psychotherapy

Student Reviews;

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How it Works

This video module on ‘Brain Anatomy & Illusions’, taught by professionally accredited lecturer in Psychology, Carole Sawo, can be taken as a stand-alone study, or as part of the complete course in core Psychology.  After purchase, video media is downloaded directly to your mobile or computing device, where you have unlimited lifetime access & replay with no login necessary.  You may take this or any module, or the entire course in Psychology, purely for personal interest purposes.  After completion, however, you have the option to apply for Certification for your Personal Curriculum Vitae, or Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolios, by the submission of a brief online test of your knowledge gained.

    • Video Tutorial [1:15:00 hour recording]
    • Taught by a Professionally Qualified Lecturer in Psychology
    • Learning by Self Study at your own pace and convenience
    • Tutorial covers all concepts & theories in mainstream education
    • No previous experience or pre-course requirements needed
    • Download directly to your mobile or computing device
    • No login or internet access required
    • Unlimited Lifetime Access & Unlimited Replay Facility
    • Certification available for Personal Portfolios & CPD

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