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Your Brilliant Brain *suitable for home teaching*

This comprehension activity, from Genetic Disorders UK, looks at the structure and function of the brain and central nervous system, and what can happen if the brain becomes damaged.

The information provided for students gives a brief description of neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters and the structure and function of the cortex and basal ganglia. In Huntington’s disease the basal ganglia are damaged. The symptoms of the condition are related to the areas of the brain that are unable to work properly, and students are asked to consider how this may affect people with the disease.

This activity can be introduced by using the video Luke’s Story which shows a teenager who may have inherited the disease from his mother.

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