This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.
- The thalamus is the Grand Central Station of the brain. All incoming sensory information goes through it first.
- The hypothalamus is the life support centre. It controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, the respiratory system, heart rate and even controls the pituitary gland, which is responsible for hormone release.
- The hippocampus (seahorse) controls memory processing from working memory to long-term memory.
- The neurotransmitters (chemicals that the brain reads or feeds off) are needed to communicate with the brain. They help move the chemical messages to the brain and create appropriate responses (e.g. pulling away from danger when you hurt yourself).
Hutton (2018, Feb). Brain Based Learning. . Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T9f50_uvlg&feature=youtu.be
Sousa, D. A. (2016). Primacy/recency effect. The Brain Learns. Retrieved from; http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/secondary/math/download/file/How%20the%20Brain%20Learns%20by%20David%20Sousa.pdf
Neuroplasticians and Neuromyths
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