Episode 32 of the Brain Science Podcast is a discussion of brain anatomy based on Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain (2008) by David Bainbridge. Thanks to Dr. Bainbridge’s generosity (and permission) I have been able to create an enhanced version (AAC) of the original episode that includes figures from the book. However, some of these figures are a little difficult to see and not everyone has access to a compatible player, so I am including the same figures here, along with the author’s legends.
To keep this page small I am going to include just the thumbnails. Click on the thumbnail to see the full-size version. The times represent the approximate time in the podcast where the figure is discussed. (The times will be slightly off if you download the episode with ads inserted.) Click here to get the enhanced version of episode 32.
5:41 How the top layer of the embryo forms into the nervous system Figure 1
7:21 How the hindbrain, midbrain, and forebrain form from 3 bulges Figure 2
(Repeats) MRI of David Bainbridge’s brain with structures labeled Figure 3
9:19 Structure of the Spinal Cord Figure 6
12:19 Formation of the Inner Inner (not discussed in the podcast) Slide 10
16:29 Cross sections through the brain stem from the medulla, pons, and midbrain Figure 12
17:07 How the spinal cord merges into the brain stem Figure 11
17:47 How the eye forms from the eye stalk Figure 13
21:10 Cajal’s famous drawing of photoreceptors Slide 8
23:44 Difference between eyes that face forwa rd and those that go sideways Figure 15
27:04 Figure 12 repeats
28:07 How evolution led to the shape of the limbic system Figure 23
several other figures repeat during the podcast
31:50 The pineal, thalamus, hypothalamus, and pituitary Figure 17
39:14 Evolution of the forebrain in reptiles, birds, and mammals Figure 19
41:07 Major areas of the cerebral hemispheres Figure 18
42:18 Structure of the forebrain including the basal ganglia Figure 21
44:20 Location of Cingulate gyrus, amygdala, and hippocampus Figure 23
Several figures are repeated in the last 10 minutes of the enhanced podcast.