Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Daydream Keynote

In case you were taking advantage of the positive effects of daydreaming in class...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sleep Keynote

If you missed the information in class on sleep, or you would just like to review, here's the keynote.

States of Consciousness Syllabi

There is only one link for the Block 3, 4, and 6 States of Consciousness Syllabi , so do make sure that you are looking at the right one (scroll down).  They're color coded, as usual.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Biological Basis of Behavior Review Guide

I had a couple of requests to get the review guide at the beginning of the unit so that folks can see where we are heading as we go along.  Here you will find the guide for the Biological Basis of Behavior.  Feel free to print it out and use it as we go.  I will also give you a hard copy in class a few days before the test.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brain Gain Article and Questions

This assignment is due on Tuesday, November 20th for blocks 3 and 4.  It is extra credit for block 6.

Please read the article "Brain Gain" by Margaret Talbot from the New Yorker from April 27th, 2009.  It is a long article, so please be prepared to spend some time on it.  

Before you start reading, please answer the first three questions found here.  Then, as you read, please answer the rest of the questions.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Endocrine System

Miss the in-class work about the endocrine system?  You have a couple of options.  You can get the chart from someone in class.  Alternately, you can read the information on the endocrine system as a whole and make sure that you have the following information:

The main functions of the: Hypothalamus, Pituitary Gland, Thyroid, Adrenal Glands, Pineal Gland, Pancreas and Gonads.  You do not need to know all of the hormones listed, but you do need to know: Insulin and Glucagon, Testosterone and Estrogen, Melatonin, and Epinephrine.

Finally, you should figure out how behavior changes if there are problems with these glands (i.e. they are producing too much or too little of their hormones.)

Friday, November 2, 2012

How a Neuron Works

If you missed the notes on how a neuron fires, the keynote is below.