Learning aims

Learning aims for each chapter have been provided to help keep track of the key concepts you need to master in each chapter:

  • be able to recognize and label the major parts of the human brain
  • understand the parts of the neuron and how neurons transmit information
  • be familiar with concepts such as hemispheric specialization and lateralization
  • understand basic concepts within developmental neuroscience, including synaptic pruning, neuroplasticity and sensitive periods in development