You have two tasks that you may work on today in class- it is up to you divide your time as you see fit!
Study for Brain Quiz
Students pair up, review homework from last night, ask me any questions about it.
Broca and Wernicke Lecture
Go through lecture on Broca and Wernicke
What strategies would you use to study for each of these content areas? Brainstorm
Quiz on THURSDAY, 9/28. We will not have any more study time in class this week—we’re moving on to new topics on Friday.
Part 2: Memory and Brain Localization
Watch the video linked here about a famous case study of memory and brain localization! Amnesiac
Split Brain Reading
Now that you have the idea, we’re going to dig into the actual research behind these findings. Here’s a reading! As you read this, you should:
Finish Split Brain reading and questions. DUE: Thursday, 9/21, SOC
Due to a number of circumstances this weekend, I was unable to grade your psychology tests. Mea Culpa! I promise you I will have them back to you tomorrow.
Finish VideoFinish Split brain video (linked on docs page of DP), and debrief
Brain Study Time
Study the BRAIN!
Brain Poster Work Time
Take 15 minutes and finish up your poster for your assigned brain part. See yesterday’s blog post for details and assignments.
Brain Hemisphere Overview Lecture
Split Brain Test
Students take the hemisphere test here, to determine which hemisphere is dominant. After you take the test, record your results, chart yourself on the class chart on the whiteboard.
Split Brain Demo
Now, we’re going to demonstrate what happens if the Corpus Collosum is cut, and your hemispheres can’t communicate with one another! You will find a partner, and I'll run you and your partner through a series of tasks.
Scientific American Episode: The Man With Two Brains
Watch the first 10 minutes of this episode. As you watch, write down three interesting things you learned.
Debrief with class.
Finish brain poster if you didn't finish in class. Be ready to present and hang it on Monday.
Biological Analysis OverviewLook at the handout (linked on documents page). With a partner, discuss:
History of Brain Science Lecture
Brain Functions and LocationsEach student pair will receive a specific brain structure to study. For their structure, they must know where it is in the brain, and create a small poster that includes:
Need to finish posters on brain structure by MONDAY. You will have 15-20 minutes to work on this tomorrow as well if you need it. We will come together on Monday to create a massive brain poster with all of your information on it. Be ready to present your brain part and share your mnemonic device or metaphor.
Psych Science Discussion:
The goal of this discussion is to clarify the articles, to solidify your opinion, and ultimately to prepare you to write your short essay response to "Is psychology a science?". You will be in a group of 5-6 students. In your group, discuss the following questions for 10-15 minutes:
Short Essay Writing Time: Is psychology a science?
You have the rest of class (about 30 minutes) to outline and write your short essay response to the question above. This response will be graded on the following:
Study for the TEST on Tuesday!
Today's main goal is to study for the test on Tuesday. To help you structure your time, here's a list of tasks you might want to tackle to help you use your time productively! Remember, there's a study guide on the previous blog post to help you figure out where to focus your attention.
Study for test, make sure you have all three texts read for class on Friday!
Finish Experiment Evaluation Lecture
See slides on Documents page if you were absent.
Review "Can Science Answer This Question?"
Be ready for a similar task on your upcoming quiz!
Quiz Prep Time
Study for QUIZ on Tuesday, 9/12.