Your brain and your dancing neurons…

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Although the phrenologists were wrong, they did have the influential idea that brain functions are localised. When their pseudoscience was ultimately debunked, the idea of localisation of function remained.

This video, from the superb “Crash Course Psychology” series, explores the link between the brain as a physical object and the mind, that concept we employ to refer to our consciousness, our memories, our decisions, our being, our very selves: what makes us who we are.

I always find that Hank Green, in his Crash Course videos, provides a sweeping, brilliant overview of everything you’ve ever wanted to know and understand – with fast talking, funky graphics and true human stories to boot.

Click on each red pin in order to identify the parts of a neuron.

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