3C_Genetics and Blog Post for this Week

3C_Genetics and Blog Post for this Week


If you could test to predict whether you were endowed with a genetic disorder would you take the test?

Think of a task you feel you do not do well.  For example, you might choose math, singing or playing soccer.  How does this make you feel?  Do you think that your brain may be “lacking” something needed to do well in this area or do you think you simply need more education and/or practice in this area?

What are some traits you share with your parents?  List some physical traits and behavioural traits.  Do you think the behavioural traits are genetic or do you think they are more a product of the way you have been raised?

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Tuesday we will finish Chapter 3.  I will lecture on the final part of this Chapter and then you will have time to complete questions in class.  Test will be on Wednesday November 15th.

Chapter 3 Test is on Wednesday, November 15th!  A few good terms to know:)



Topic 2 Terms:

Unit 3A:

  • Neuron (structures and functions)
  • Depolarize..
  • Neurotransmitters (include examples)
  • Agonists vs. Antagonists
  • Central Nervous System vs. Peripheral Nervous System
  • Somatic vs. Sympathetic Nervous Systems
  • Endocrine System (adrenal gland, pituitary gland, hormones)

Unit 3B:

  • Medulla
  • Reticular Formation
  • Thalamus
  • Cerebellum
  • Limbic System (amygdala, hypothalamus, hippocampus)
  • Glial Cells
  • Frontal Lobe

Unit 3B Continued…

  • Parietal Lobe
  • Temporal Lobe
  • Occipital Lobe
  • Motor vs. Sensory Cortex
  • Broca’s vs. Wernicke’s Areas
  • Plasticity
  • Right vs. Left Hemisphere
  • Split-brain Study

Unit 3C:

  • Chromosome, DNA, Genes
  • Identical vs. Fraternal Twins
  1. What is phrenology?(Unit 3A)
  2. Using the text and Figure 3A.3 explain the action potential and depolarization process. (3A)
  3. List & describe the methods neuroscientists use to study the brain’s connections to mind &  behavior. Find a way to differentiate and remember the different technologies. (Unit 3B)
  4. What brain areas are involved in language processing? Be sure to include all areas of language including listening, speaking, and reading. (Unit 3B)

Unit 3:  https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/176a74fa-8a6b-436b-811b-dc598dac8ce3

BIO BRAIN; https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/1926f1f5-b22b-4826-83bb-fabc9c8f5439

NERVOUS SYSTEM https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/941d3caa-e646-445f-ab0b-07421950b049





Great videos on this blog:  http://rhsappsychology.weebly.com/unit-4-sensation–perception.html

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