Agenda: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011


Quote of the Day: "To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge." - Socrates

Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates, 1787
Learning Targets:
  • What are the 3 properties of light?
  • What do the lens, pupil, rods and cones contribute to visual functioning?
  • How do visual receptive fields typically function?
  • How are visual signals routed from the eye to the primary visual cortex?
  • What are feature detectors?
Agenda:
1. Mr. Duez will collect the Chapter 3 Take Home Test.
2. We will read and discuss this article: Mind - Body - Yogurt
3. With rest of class time we will watch the remainder of:
The Responsive Brain is the fourth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series (click to watch the video)
This program explores how the brain alters its structure and functioning in response to social situations. You'll learn about the impact of different stimuli on human and animal brains, from the effect of human touch on premature babies to the effect of social status on the health of baboons.

Brain Unit Extra Credit Due on Friday!
Quiz is Next Monday.
Test for Chapter 4 is Tuesday.