Date Posted: September 23, 2022
Contributing Authors: A. Gita Ramamurthy, MD
Overview: The goal of this module is for participants to review the basic neuroanatomy of the brain through an interactive game that capitalizes on active learning. Understanding the major areas of the brain and their basic functions provides a necessary foundation for any neuroscience curriculum. The success of these sessions relies on making classroom exercises as interactive and fun as possible. The session employs simple techniques with readily available resources that any program can use with their trainees.
Author Affiliation: Dr. Amruthur Gita Ramamurthy is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The contribution was edited by Dr. Joey Cooper, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Dr. Melissa Arbuckle, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Brain images and graphic design elements were created by Phoenix Wang. The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative is a collaborative effort with current funding from the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and the Deeda Blair Research Initiative Fund for Disorders of the Brain through support to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.