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Brainsmart animation - the human brain

Brainsmart animation - the human brain
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Key Info
  • Brainsmart animation - the human brain
  • Duration: 02:07
  • This short animation uses computer imagery to illustrate the main parts of the human brain, and what happens whenever you acquire new knowledge or skills. We each have 100 billion neurons (or braincells) and novel experiences cause new pathways to be created between the neurons, which then have to be reinforced by repeated practice (or revision) for the memory to be long-lasting. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    PSHE

       Topic:

    Skills and Tutorial

  • Keywords: Brainsmart, brain, memory, success, braincells, neurons, learning, revision
Ideas for use in class
  • Your brain is the supercomputer that generates all your thoughts, memories, dreams, emotions and ideas. Here's how to turn up the power: bbc.co.uk/brainsmart/brain/.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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