Agenda for Feb. 2 - Feb 6, 2015

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; 
TUE - MS: Neruon Review; The Brain, Parts of the Brain/Functions: Intro Brain Sketch Project
WED/THUReview Parts/Functions of the Brain; Collect Brain Sketch Sensation & Perception: Sight/Eye; Hearing/Sound.
FRI - Brain Games - Sensation & Perception
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BRAIN SKETCH DUE ON WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
Yeah, Mr. Duez isn't always fond of this process when it doesn't work. :(
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Monday, February 2, 2015
Quote of the Day: "One must maintain a little bit of summer, in the the midst of winter." H. D. Thoreau

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: In what ways can biology impact behavior? **How might it have impacted Phineas Gage?**
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
Know your brain!
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Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Quote of the Day:  "A snow day literally and figuratively falls -unbidden - and seems like a thing of wonder." Susan Orlean

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 article: What MS Feels Like
Pick up Unit 2 Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception from the front table
2. Brain Sketch Project: Introduce, discuss the parts of the brain and function.

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
Notice the very small segment for homework.
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Wednesday, Feb. 4th, 2015 & Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Quote of the Day:  "Nothing burns like the cold." - Anon.

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. Review Parts of the Brain & 10 minutes to finish working on the Brain Sketch in class; Collect and discuss.
4. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Eye/Sight;
5. 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. 
What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray?
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Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Quote of the Day: "One kind word can warm 3 winter months." - Japanese Proverb

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.

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