Originating from the department of Paychology at the University of Alberta, Human Brain Anatomy is an interactive tutorial designed to assist students in learning about the structures of the brain as viewed from a midsagittal section. Several key internal brain structures are identified and their respective locations are displayed, followed by a general description of the function of each structure. Several optional interactive quizes are also available at selected points throughout the tutorial.
The primary goal of this study guide is to help students understand the internal anatomy of the human brain.
Target Student Population:
The tutorial targets undergraduate college students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Some prior exposure to basic human anatomy would be helpful.
Type of Material:
Graphics, text, some animation, and quizzes.
This tutorial is a very good study guide for students and individuals who want to learn about the structures od the brain visible from a midsagittal section.
A current browser is necessary. If not already available, Macromedia Flash Player and Authorware web Player must be downloaded.
Evaluation and Observation
As an overall introduction to the internal structures of the brain, this tutorial's content is excellent. The descriptions are thorough but not excessively detailed.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This online study guide is highly effective as a teaching tool. The tutorial's graphics are excellent and invite further inquiry, while the interactive quizzes
provide the opportunity for regular assessment of student progress throughout the study module.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The approach of disassembling and reassembling the internal structures of the brain is a useful strategy for aiding students in understanding where structures are located. Navigation throughout the site follows a logical progression of steps. Yet, when necessary, individual focus can be placed on specific topics simply by clicking on those particular items listed in the table of contents.
The site is not 508 compliant and no alternative is provided.