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1.7 2013 clrm brain studies

  1. 1. Music: How Does a Duck Know? By Crash Test DummiesHow does a duck know what direction south is?And how to tell his wife from all the other ducks?You can cut a chickens head offand it will keep on running and twitching[CHORUS]When everything seems planned outwhen everything seems nicely planned outwell the human race will come and smack your face
  2. 2. *Today we will explore habituation in depth.*New page in journal, titled: Habituation*Record observations for each station. Separate each observation station with space in your journal.
  3. 3. *Do we only have 5 senses?*This lab demonstrates sensory submodalities.*How?*Consider the sense of touch. Think of all of the sub senses surrounding our sense of touch.*Temperature, texture, pressure, pain.*Senses also work together to form perceptions of our environment. Example taste and smell.
  4. 4. * Research Mike the Chicken. Internet search not wikipedia. Need 1st page hard copy of site researched or no extra credit given.* Three ?’s answered on paper typed. * Who was he? * Why is he famous? * What specifically do we learn about the brain from Mike?* 3 extra points possible/one day only.
  5. 5. Medulla* does the “dull stuff” it regulates heart beat, breathing and digestion. If the medulla becomes too intoxicated (drunk) you can die!* The pons:* are a relay system for the rest of the brain. *(Pass On Nerve Signals ~ get it? PONS)* The midbrain:* found at the top of the brain stem (approximately the middle of the brain.) It performs our auditory and visual reflexes- remember our discussion of reflexes doesn’t really involve the brain. ~Ears and eyes can blink.
  6. 6. *Eye reflexes
  7. 7. *Hypothalamus*Pituitary gland*Amygdala*Hippocampus*Thalamus*
  8. 8. * Maintains homeostasis.* Keeps body in balance with regard to feedback from things such as temperature and water content.
  9. 9. What do glands do? secrete hormones (chemicals that are produced in one part of the body that impact another part of the body) Example Growth Hormone or ADHThe pituitary works in conjunction with thehypothalamus to maintain (homeostasis) a balanced state in our body. Example of ADH (anti diuretic hormone)
  10. 10. * What does this gland do?* controls emotions especially fear and rage.* Greek/Latin almond.* Also associated with the formation of memory of emotional events.* “Amy got da guy mad.”
  11. 11. * What does this organ do?* Thalamus “throws the signals around.”* Relays sensory and motor information into connections with the cerebrum.* This allows us to further process sensory and motor information
  12. 12. * What does this organ of the limbic system do?* You never forget when the hippo camps with us. * Early memory formation, consolidation of short term to long term memory.* Latin for sea-horse