Agenda: Sept 22 - Sept 26, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Biological Basis of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Multiple Sclerosis; The Neuron & Neuro-anatomy; Multiple Sclerosis; 
TUE - Brain Games: Sensation/Perception w/Questions
WED/THUIntro Brain Sketch Project; Parts/Functions of the Brain; Sensation & Perception: Sight/Eye; Hearing/Sound.
FRI - Collect Brain Sketch; Sensation & Perception: Sight/Eye; Hearing/Sound.
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ARTICLE ON NATURE vs. NURTURE DUE ON WED/THU
BRAIN SKETCH DUE ON FRIDAY
Yeah, Mr. Duez isn't always fond of this process when it doesn't work. :(
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Monday, Sept 22, 2014
Quote: Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

Learning Targets:
★ Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
★ How does sensation & perception impact behavior?

Essential Questions:
1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up article: What MS Feels Like
2. Discuss the article: How does MS impact someone's life? Where does the problem occur? It is in the neuroanatomy of the brain and Central Nervous System (CNS).
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Neuroanatomy, The Neuron, The Nervous System, and how we study it through looking at disorders and disease. Specific focus on Multiple Sclerosis.
Notes: The Nervous System
4. Video & Discussion: Parts of the Brain. & Brain Scans

Assignment:
Article Nature vs. Nurture is due on Wed/Thu. We will collect it then and discuss in class.
Work through the Learning Targets and answer the questions at the end over Biological Bases of Behavior
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray?
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Tuesday, Sept 25, 2014
Quote"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear

Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up Unit 2 Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception from the front table.
2. Video Study: Brain Games: Sensation & Perception Episode
3. Answer Questions that go with the video. Collect at the end of the period.

Assignment:
Work through the Learning Targets & the Questions at the back for:
Learning Targets: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
Know your brain!
Notice the very small segment for homework.
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Wednesday, Sept 26, 2014 & Thursday, Sept 27 , 2014
Quote"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear

Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?

* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prepare Nature v. Nurture article to turn in & Pick up Brain Sketch Project from front table.
2. Turn in Nature v. Nurture article & Discuss article. What does Nature via Nurture mean to you?
3. Intro Intro Brain Sketch Project. Due on Friday.
4. Review Parts of the Brain & 10 minutes to begin working on the Brain Sketch in class.
5. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Eye/Sight;
6. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Hearing/Sound.

Assignment:
Brain Sketch Project. Due on Friday.
Work through the Learning Targets & the Questions at the back for:
Learning Targets: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
Dogs are NOT color blind. They see more than just black, white, & gray.
However, the color range they perceive is limited to mostly of yellows, blues, and violets. 
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Friday, Sept 28, 2014
Quote"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear
Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep Brain Sketch to turn in to Mr. Duez
2. Discuss your brain... at least the sketch anyway.
3. Review parts of the brain.
4. Brain Sketch Project: Collect and discuss.

If time, continue Sensation & Perception:
5. Notes, Video, & DiscussionSensation & Perception: Eye/Sight;
6. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Hearing/Sound.

Assignment:
Brain Sketch Project. Due on Friday.
Work through the Learning Targets & the Questions at the back for:
Learning Targets: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior