Take the quiz! Good luck!
Finished with the Quiz?
HOMEWORK: Finish Serotonin Study Analysis if you didn't finish in class today. DUE: Monday, 10/1
Each student is assigned an article that focuses on research into neurotransmitters. Students need to:
Done? Nervous about your quiz on Friday?
Study for the quiz!
If absent, see lecture slides and neurotransmitter diagrams linked on the documents page of my DP.
TED Talk: Dopamine
Phew! Okay, let’s talk about dopamine! We’re going to listen to a TED talk about dopamine. While you listen, I’d like you to jot down the following notes:
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 FRIDAY, 9/28. We will not have any more study time in class this week—we’re moving on to new topics on Friday.
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
Finish Brain Posters
Finish presenting brain posters and taking notes. Clean up display.
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 (linked on the documents page of my DP, labeled Split Brain Research Summary)
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:
Split Brain Video
Students finish Split brain video (linked on docs page of DP), and debrief in small groups.
Brain Study Time
There will be a quiz on the brain in about a week--one of the main piece of that quiz is locating parts of the brain, and matching the parts to their major functions. Take a little time today to start studying.
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 Tuesday.
Biological Analysis Overview
Look at the handout (linked on documents page). With a partner, discuss:
History of Brain Science Lecture
Brain Functions and Locations
Each 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 TUESDAY. You will have 20 minutes to work on this Monday 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.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.