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3.5 2013 brain studies


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3.5 2013 brain studies

  1. 1. Enriched environmentLow threat environmentHigh challenge environment
  2. 2. So how old are these guys?They are my peers, not yours!Anthony Kiedis born 1962Flea born 1962
  3. 3. Generate as many commonstereotypes of teen behavioryou can in 1 minute. Then QuicklyDivide into3Discussion groups.
  4. 4. Recall the article “Self-fulfilling Stereotypes.”Which of the stereotypes you listed do you think areactually true of you?Is there a way for you to change how a person may thinkabout you?… thenempowerwrite!
  5. 5. My friends, who arephysicians, think I amcrazy to want to cometo work with teenagerseveryday!Take a look at the grafitti once again.What are some of the more positive stereotypesof teens listed?
  6. 6. So… are my friends correct?Please be kind in your response!
  7. 7. New perceptions form whensex hormones enter thescene.Learning how to navigate newfeelings.Desire to be with peers.Flurry of growth in thecerebellum.Melatonin production clockchanges.Reward system developsbefore the prefrontal cortexdevelops.Thickening of the prefrontalcortex, flurry of growth ofthese neurons.Takes time to “wire them up.”
  8. 8. New perceptions require new learning.What is appropriate vs. what is not.Again consider the role of the prefrontal cortexand the reward/consequence concept.Maturation process involves some trial and error.Desire to be with peers. (like-minded)
  9. 9. Recall 2 things & learn 2 things!Melatonin, a hormone thatbrings on sleep.
  10. 10. So we have learned a little about teen brains what aboutyour brain?How has the environment and genetics shaped yourbrain?You all have fairly similar backgrounds andexperiences, shouldn’t you all have the same brains?… thenempowerwrite!