Cortical Regions video course with Richard Hill

The Basics of Cortical Regions of the Brain (1hour)

Learning objectives:

  • To learn the general functions of the regions of the neocortex.
  • To gain an overview of the way in which movement is initiated and regulated and also the way sensorial information is received and responded to.
  • To understand the regulatory processes of the frontal lobe and the pre-frontal cortex
  • To learn the general functions and processes of the midbrain areas of the basal ganglia and the limbic area.

(This course is for Premium members only)


Cortical Regions
Module 1 Cortical Regions Part 1
Unit 1 Cortical Regions Part 1
Module 2 Cortical Regions Part 2
Unit 1 Cortical Regions Part 2
Module 3 Cortical Regions Part 3
Unit 1 Cortical Regions Part 3

The Basics of the Cortical Regions of the Brain:

Module 1, explores the lobes of the neocortex – frontal, temporal, parietal, occipital – the sensory and motor cortex, the insula and the cerebellum. The separation of the two hemispheres is described along with the connecting tissue of the corpus collosum. The functional distinctions for each area is described along with some insight into the relationship they have to human behaviour.

Module 2 makes a detailed exploration of the frontal lobe, often named the “executive brain”. This is the most important region of the brain for regulation of behaviour and emotive states and is, therefore, very important to understand.

Module 3, explores the motor and sensory cortices in greater depth and introduces areas of the midbrain – the basal ganglia and the limbic area. These areas of the brain are important in the processing of information that comes from the outer environment and also from our inner environment of emotional and movement memory. This video will assist in your understanding of the way the body responds to sensation and organises movement.


This self-study activity consists of 1 hours of continuing education, or professional development, instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary across countries, organizations and state board regulations. Please save the test results at the end of each unit, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your organization to determine specific filing requirements.

We are unable to guarantee the success of logging 1 CE/PD points for this course as the requirements vary significantly across countries, states, and organizations.

All self-study participants will have to have achieved 80% or better pass rate to receive a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test – these are available as a download after you complete each test section.

Learning objectives:

  • To learn the general functions of the regions of the neocortex.
  • To gain an overview of the way in which movement is initiated and regulated and also the way sensorial information is received and responded to.
  • To understand the regulatory processes of the frontal lobe and the pre-frontal cortex
  • To learn the general functions and processes of the midbrain areas of the basal ganglia and the limbic area.

Richard Hill has emerged from a diverse and fascinating journey to become an innovative speaker on the mind, brain and the human condition. From a satisfying, if not quite famous, early career in the creative arts, Richard returned to intellectual studies at 42 (1996) beginning with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in linguistics. This triggered a curiosity that led to a diploma in counselling and a new career in psychotherapy. Studying continued and he has added three Masters degrees – an MA in Social Ecology; an MEd in Social Ecology; and a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences (MBMSc) from Sydney University. Richard is also fortunate to be mentored by the esteemed Ernest Rossi PhD who has invited Richard into the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Team to study the impact of therapeutic practice on the genetic level.

His fascination with the disturbing problem of stress and anxiety has resulted in his unique theory – The Winner-Loser World Theory – and the positive positive counterpoint – The Curiosity Approach: which highlights our Curiosity for Possibility. These theories revolutionize the way we deal with stress and anxiety and how we approach standard therapeutic practices.

Richard’s books include a collection of inspirational short stories in Choose Hope and his explication of his Winner/Loser World Theory in How the ‘real world’ Is Driving Us Crazy! In addition, he is published in various journals and magazines around the world and in book chapters, including Perspectives on Coping and Resilience and Strengths Based Social Work Practice in Mental Health, published worldwide. His latest book is co-authored with his mentor, Ernest Rossi, The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands.


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