Corpus Callosum and Midbrain

By: ¬†Melissa Bui What are the Corpus Callosum and Midbrain? The Corpus Callosum is located in the center of the brain at the base which is in the midline of the brain which connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres, allowing neural messages to pass from one side to another. Similarly, the Midbrain is located […]

Basal Ganglia

By: ¬†Catherine Joachin What is the basal ganglia? The basal ganglia are a group of structures lodged between the cerebral cortex and the brainstem that control voluntary movement. It is comprised of the caudate nucleus, globus pallidus, nucleus accumbent, putamen, substantia nigra, and subthalamic nucleus (Cleveland Clinic, n.d.).  Functions of the basal ganglia The basal […]

Amygdala

By:  Clara O’Hara What is the amygdala? The amygdala is a small part of the limbic system of the brain, specifically on the lower part of the brain below the hypothalamus, responsible for body function, and in front of the hippocampus, responsible for memory.  What does the amygdala do?  The amygdala, within the limbic system, […]

Occipital Lobe and Epilepsy

By:  Catherine Joachin What is the occipital lobe? The occipital lobe is the hindmost region of the human brain. It hosts the visual cortex, which analyzes the visual information detected by the eyes and breaks down the components of visual stimulus in order for the brain to discern the different characteristics of the environment (Cleveland Clinic, 2022). […]