The brain at work – sagittal view: annotated image

The brain operates by division of labour: different areas are specialised for different functions. Explore a sagittal view in this illustration

Annotated image of the sagittal view of the brain showing the functions of different areas
  1. Amygdala: emotion (eg aggression)
  2. Hypothalamus: body physiology (eg temperature control)
  3. Hippocampus: making memories
Credit:

Illustration © Glen McBeth

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Thinking’ in September 2006 and reviewed and updated in August 2014.

Topics:
Psychology, Neuroscience
Issue:
Thinking
Education levels:
14–16, 16–19, Continuing professional development