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Unit 1

Got Brains: What do our brains do?

From gross – and amazing – brain anatomy to sensory illusions, this unit is all about getting a hands on feel for what makes brains tick. How do our brains process what we sense about our environment? What parts of your brain are activated when you read this paragraph?

Lesson 1: How can we study our brains? (pdf)

Lesson 2: How does brain structure impact its function? (pdf)

Lesson 3: How can we study the behaving brain? (pdf)

Lesson 4: How do our brains interpret the environment? (pdf)

Lesson 5: How do the parts of our brains work together? (pdf)

Watch Online: Unit 1 Multimedia

Neurological Disorders Blog: Unit 1 Further Reading