A really basic question: usually when you see a picture of a pyramidal neuron, the proximal dendrites are identified as being near the cell body, then far off there are apical dendrites, and closer to the cell body are basal dendrites. For instance, the leftmost neuron in the picture:
So I had the belief that the dendrites at the bottom (of the leftmost diagram) were proximal and the basal dendrites were distal. But from the video, it seems that '‘distal’ just means distance, so the parts of the proximal dendrites that are far away from the cell body are ‘distal’. Is that right?