YouTubing Brodmann Area 11

The brain is a complex structure and but can be organised according to several principles. One approach is to characterise the brain regions according to the microscopic properties of these regions.  More specifically the neurons are organised differently between regions. Some regions may contain unique types of neurons. This approach to understanding the organisation of the brain was proposed by the German Neuropathologist Korbinian Brodmann and resulted in the eponymously named Brodmann Areas. There are 52 areas in all and I have covered other Brodmann Areas elsewhere (see Appendix). In his work ‘Localisation in the Cerebral Cortex’, Brodmann assigned the Prefrontal Area to Brodmann Area 11. I undertook a search using the phrase ‘Brodmann Area 11’ returned a few videos. However these have been covered previously or else weren’t considered relevant or were not in English. Changing the search term to ‘Prefrontal Area’ produced 72 results. A number of the videos are theme focused with the neuroanatomy (or Prefrontal Cortex) as a secondary consideration and I have excluded these here.

There is a useful introduction to the anatomy of the Frontal Lobe and Prefrontal Cortex in this video

There is another broader discussion of the Frontal Lobe in the following video which also includes the Prefrontal Cortex

Professor Richard Davidson gives a talk on how social factors and emotions influence learning

There is a news item on one study finding increased neurons in the Prefrontal Cortex in children with Autism

Insider Medicine have two videos of relevance. The videos are short but amongst other news items provide brief reports on research linking Prefrontal Cortex connections to the Hippocampus with Schizophrenia.


Incidentally I came across this introductory video to the Brain which has received over 1 million views and is useful for beginners


Brodmann Area 11. A Brief Review of the Literature


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