Unit 3 A/B - NeuroscienceTest Date: 11/22/2011
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**Review of brain parts using mnemonics**

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Video: Musical Minds (Sub)

Objective: Game day! 3+ weeks of practice brought us here, it is your time to shine and demonstrate your knowledge!!

Objective: Determine how the contralaterality of sensory input from the eyes differs from the contralaterality of other parts of the brain.

Review for test on 11/22/2011

Objective: Investigate brain plasticity through the phenomenon of phantom sensations and pain; discover the importance of the corpus collosum as it relates to our ability to synthesize information between both hemispheres of our brain.

Objective: Examine the importance of the left hemisphere in speech and language, and how damage to Broca's Area and Wernicke's Area can affect speech. Discover the ability that the brain has to repair itself via its plasticity.

HW: Watch and comment on the Voicethread.
5th period - be sure check the last few slides above in regards to brain plasticity, and be sure to watch the brain plasticity video below before completing this HW.

Objective: Examine the importance of the frontal lobe through a study of the case of Phineas Gage.

Neuroprosthetics video

Objective: Examine contralaterality in the brain, and discuss the location and function of the brain's cortices.

House - Frontal Lobe damage

Objective: Examine the cerebral cortex, paying special attention to the hemispherization and lobes of the brain.

Complete Lower Brain structures sheet
Hand out/discuss parental consent form for Salisbury University study

Objective: Investigate that Limbic System to see how it influences our daily actions.

Objective: Examine the brain stem and other "older" structures of the brain to determine their functions and impact on actions and behavior.

Objective: Demonstrate knowledge of the biological basis of behavior (pre-brain) via a Quest; detail the different brain imaging techniques.

Objective: Demonstrate knowledge of the neural chain by completing the neural chain diagram and beginning the narrative; examine the endocrine system and compare it to the nervous system.

Objective: Examine various branches of the nervous system, and create a visual representation showing and a narrative explaining how the neural chain works during a reflex action.

Objective: Determine what the value was in Dr. Oliver Sacks' use of L-Dopa to treat patients who suffered from encephalitis, considering the fact that his patients had to be taken off of the drug and returned to their unresponsive states.

Complete notes and video clips found on the Glogster.

11/2/2011 (substitute)
Objective: Examine the nervous system to gain a basic understanding of the differing systems that work together to help us perform automatic and voluntary responses.

Objective: Examine how neurotransmitters can contribute to illnesses such as Parkinson's disease.

Awakenings Glogster

Objective: Explain how neurons communicate with one another, via neurotransmitters and the synaptic gap.

Objective: Explain how a neuron fires, by comparing it to the flushing of a toilet.

Objective: Demonstrate an understanding of the parts a neuron.