Contributing Authors: Michael Travis, MD & Melissa Arbuckle, MD, PhD
Overview: This module can be used alone or in combination with the “Play-Doh Brain” module. The goal of these linked modules is for participants to review the basic neuroanatomy of the brain through exercises that capitalize on multimodal sensory learning. Understanding the major areas of the brain and their basic functions provides a necessary foundation for any neuroscience curriculum. The success of this session relies on making classroom exercises as interactive as possible. The session employs simple techniques tapping into readily available resources that any program could use with their residents.
Author Affiliations: Dr. Travis is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry at Pittsburgh University and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Dr. Arbuckle is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Co-Director of Residency Training in Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. This session was initially presented at the 2014 BRAIN Conference in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT). The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative is a collaborative effort with AADPRT and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning and receives support from the NIH (R25 MH10107602S1) ©National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.