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1Chapter 2 Biological Bases of Behavior AP PsychologyChapter 2Biological Bases of Behavior
2AP Psychology Lesson 9/20 Journal prompt Assignments schedule Ch. 2 Introduce helmet brochureParts of the neuronNext class: Quiz on neuron
3Journal Prompt 9/20 Learning Objective Identify the parts of the neuron and describe the basic process of neural transmission.Journal Prompt:List two facts you already know about each of these:the neuron cellthe structure of the brain
6Bush's Brain Scan George W Bush's Brain Scan George W. Bush went to see the doctor to get the results of his brain scan. The doctor said: "Mr. President, I have some bad news for you. First, we have discovered that your brain has two sides: the left side and the right side." Bush interrupted, "Well, that's normal, isn't it? I thought everybody had two sides to their brain?" The doctor replied, "That's true, Mr. President. But your brain is very unusual because on the left side there isn't anything right, while on the right side there isn't anything left."
7Neural CommunicationNeurobiologists and other investigators understand that humans and animals operate similarly when processing information.Note the similarities in the above brain regions, which are allengaged in information processing.
8Biological psychologists Study the links between biological activity and psychological eventsHumans are biopsychosocial systems.
9Lesson plan 9/24/2013JournalNotes: neuron (use colored pencils if you have them).Notes quiz on the neuron
10Journal prompt 9/24Learning Objective: Identify the parts of the neuron and describe the basic process of neural transmission.p. 53Prompt:How do neuroscientists explain the pain of heroin withdrawal?Image: thehillscenter.com
11AP Psychology Lessons 9/30 Turn in brochure and play-dohVideo “The Behaving Brain”Journal Prompt: Endocrine SystemBrain structuresTrue/False lessonClass Activity: Your brain while drivingNext class: playdoh brain day
12Journal Prompt 9/302.1 Describe how the endocrine glands are linked to thenervous system2.2 Describe the effects of hormones on behavior and mentalprocesses2.3 Describe hormone effects on the immune systemP. 59 Why is the pituitary gland called the master gland?
13The Endocrine SystemThe Endocrine System is the body’s “slow” chemical communication system. Communication is carried out by hormones synthesized by a set of glands.Preview Question 4: How does the endocrine system-the body’s slower information system-transmit its messages?
15AP Psychology October 2, 2013 Journal Play-doh brain Book check next class
16Journal prompt 10/2Differentiate between the structures and functions of the various parts of the central nervous system.p. 69 Which area of the cerebral cortex would receive information from your right ear?
17Structure of the Cortex Each brain hemisphere is divided into four lobes that are separated by prominent fissures. These lobes are the frontal lobe (forehead), parietal lobe (top to rear head), occipital lobe (back head) and temporal lobe (side of head).Preview Question 7: What are the four lobes of the cerebral cortex, and where are they located?
18AP Psychology 10/4 Journal prompt: Neurogenesis Test questions Split brain PsychsimMethods of studying brainDue next class Tuesday 10/8:Journal 9/20, 9/24, 9/28, 10/2, 10/4Psych SimNeuronSplit brainWorkbook lessonsVocabulary terms
19Journal prompt 10/4Discuss the mechanisms and the importance of plasticity of the nervous system.p. 74 What scientific advances might we look forward to as the result of current research on neurogenesis?