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31:001 Elementary Psychology Spring 2008 Professor Vecera I. What Makes Us Smart? A. Einstein’s brain: Used to answer this question. No straightforward answer, though. Einstein’s brain showed some differences in one region, but not much else. Although “gross” neuroanatomy differs little, it depends on where you look. B. Three major divisions of the brain: There are three main divisions, but it’s the last of these, the forebrain, that sets higher mammals apart from other animals. It’s also what probably made Einstein different. Three major divisions of the brain. These are very coarse structures, and each one of them is composed of many parts. 1. The hindbrain: This is the lowest set of structures in the brain. Think of this as your reptilian brain because many of the structures do the same thing in humans that they do in reptiles. 2. The midbrain: Next up the hierarchy of the brain is the midbrain region. This is our bird and amphibian brain because it’s similar in humans and amphibians. 3. The forebrain: Finally, we have the forebrain.
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