The Amazing Brain

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The Amazing Brain

  1. 1. The Amazing Brain An Interactive Presentation Friendly to all Learners By Ben Woolston
  2. 2. Your Brain Parietal Lobe Frontal Lobe Occipital Lobe Temporal Lobe Cerebellum Brain Stem Click on a part of the brain you want to learn more about. Click on this picture anytime you see it to return here. Click here to see your basic brain map. Quit When you see this button next to a hard word, click on it to learn how to say the word, or if you see it next to a group of words click on it to hear all of the words.
  3. 3. Basic Brain Map Hemispheres Cerebrum Your brain is divided into a right and left side called hemispheres, just like planet earth. The right hemisphere controls the left side of your body and the left hemisphere controls the right side of your body. Click on the picture to learn more. The cerebrum is the biggest part of your brain. It contains all four lobes and is made up of gray matter. Click on it to go back and learn more about the lobes. Quit
  4. 4. Brain Hemispheres <ul><li>Left </li></ul><ul><li>Analytic Thought </li></ul><ul><li>Logic </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Right </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic Thought </li></ul><ul><li>Intuition </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul>How do the hemispheres talk to each other? Quit
  5. 5. The Frontal Lobe <ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Motor Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Order Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul>Click the picture to learn more The frontal lobe is the biggest lobe of your brain. It helps you remember, think and move. It is easy to remember frontal lobe because it is at the front of your brain. Quit
  6. 6. The Parietal Lobe <ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Information Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Pain Sensation </li></ul><ul><li>Touch Sensation </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Perception </li></ul>The parietal lobe helps you make words. It also tells you that something is cold, hot or that it hurts when you touch it. Quit
  7. 7. The Temporal Lobe <ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Response </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing </li></ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul>The temporal lobe helps you hear things. It also helps you recognize the words you hear. It is easy to remember temporal lobe because it is near you temple. Quit
  8. 8. The Occipital Lobe <ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize Colors </li></ul>The occipital lobe is in the back of you brain. It helps you see and remember what colors you are seeing. How does my occipital lobe help me see when it is so far from my eyes? Quit
  9. 9. The Cerebellum <ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle Tone </li></ul>The cerebellum helps you stand up straight and walk. It also helps you pronounce words and do fine motor activities. Fine motor activities are things like writing. Quit
  10. 10. The Brain Stem <ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Alertness </li></ul><ul><li>Arousal </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Blood Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Digestion </li></ul><ul><li>Heart Rate </li></ul>Your brain stem is very important. It controls involuntary muscles, like the ones that make your heart keep beating. If you didn’t have your brain stem you body might forget to breathe. It also helps you wake up and be alert. Click the picture to learn more. Quit
  11. 11. Ben Woolston <ul><li>I am currently a student at Grand Valley State University. My major is psychology with an emphasis in special education. I plan on teaching students with EBD. I currently work for Hope Network at The Institute for Neurodevelopmental Differences in Kentwood . </li></ul><ul><li>For more info or questions feel free to e-mail me at [email_address] </li></ul>Quit
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Info on brain and brain structures </li></ul><ul><li>http://biology.about.com/library/organs/brain/blfrontallobe.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>www.rainbowrehab.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.dailygalaxy.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wiredtowinthemovie.com </li></ul>Quit The Human Brain. Aims Multimedia (1991). Retrieved November 5, 2008, from Discovery Education: http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/
  13. 13. Parts of the Frontal Lobe <ul><li>The prefrontal area is what makes your personality. It also helps you think. </li></ul><ul><li>The premotor and motor areas help you move. </li></ul>Prefrontal Area Premotor Area Motor Area Quit
  14. 14. Brain Stem Parts Midbrain Pons Medulla Oblongata Click on a part of the brain stem to learn more Quit
  15. 15. Pons <ul><li>The Pons is the center that controls your breathing. It also sends messages to different parts of the brain. </li></ul>Quit
  16. 16. Midbrain <ul><li>The midbrain controls the nerve pathways through the hemispheres of your brain. </li></ul>Quit
  17. 17. Medulla Oblongata <ul><li>The medulla oblongata sends messages from the brain to the spinal cord. It also controls your heart and reflexes like coughing. </li></ul>Quit
  18. 18. Corpus Callosum <ul><li>The Corpus Callosum is a bunch of nerves that lets the two hemispheres of the brain communicate. </li></ul>Quit
  19. 19. The Optic Chiasm <ul><li>The optic chiasm sends what you see to the occipital lobe. The occipital lobe then tells you what you are seeing. </li></ul>Quit

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