Basic Neuroscience Series – Parts Of The Brain

Weighing in at around 1.4 kg (3 pounds), our brain is the most complex part of the human body. Lying in the skull and bathed in protective fluid (called cerebrospinal fluid), it powers our intelligence, interprets our senses, initiates our body movement, controls our behaviour, and is the source of all the qualities that define […]

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Basic Neuroscience Series – The Peripheral Nervous System

The nervous system is the system that allows the brain to communicate with every part of the body. The nervous system can be split into two sub-systems, The Central Nervous system (CNS) which has been discussed in a previous article, and The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). The PNS is the nerves that carry information between […]

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Basic Neuroscience Series – Brain Lobes

Neuroscientists have traditionally divided the human brain into 4 lobes; these are the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes. There are not clear internal boundaries between the lobes, but they are separated from one another externally, demarcated by deep grooves called fissures or sulci.  As its name suggests, the frontal lobe is located at the […]

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