Tag: bloa

Examine One Interaction b/t cognition and Physiology

Examine One Interaction b/t cognition and Physiology

In order to address this learning outcome, we’ll look at studies by Richard Davidson of the AMAZING UW-Madison.  This one from 2004 in which he analyzed the brain waves of monks versus non meditating indivuduals and found that Monks produced more gamma waves which contribute to […]

Baboon Bullies; Stress and Physiology

Baboon Bullies; Stress and Physiology

Professor Robert Sapolsky of Stanford with one of his subjects Read the article linked below discussing the work of Robert Sapolsky and his research into Baboon Hierarchies, the hormone cortisol, stress response and the environment’s effect on physiology below: Spolsky article on stress If you […]

2 Effects of the Environment on Physiological Processes

2 Effects of the Environment on Physiological Processes

The first study you’ll need to know is Sapolsky’s work with baboons and the physiological effects environmental stressors have on the release of cortisol (see linked post):  http://awakenedlearning.com/2015/10/06/baboon-bullies-stress-and-physiology/ **The other study you’ll want to know in order to address this learning outcome completely is Rosenweig […]

Why We’re Smart and Can I Get Smarter?

Why We’re Smart and Can I Get Smarter?

UPDATED ASSIGNMENT SHEET: Intelligence Essential Question PBL You’re concerned with your intelligence. You probably, erroneously, even attach your self esteem to your academic reported level of intelligence. You believe intelligence is the key to your future happiness (when you really should be focused on your […]

Brain Localization

Brain Localization

“Examine one study related to localization of function in the brain” is a learning outcome in the biological level of analysis (BLOA). It is VERY important to understand that as Dr. LeDoux, Neuroscientist at NYU and director of the Emotional Brain Institute, says we must: […]

Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love

“Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love.”  –Robert Palmer “You are the Perfect Drug” –Nine Inch Nails It’s truly remarkable that love has been likened to a drug by so many poets, artists and authors; and yet–it’s taken this long for someone like […]

Neuro RAP!

Neuro RAP!

One of the learning outcomes from the biological level of analysis is to, “explain, using examples, the effects of neurotransmission on human behavior” So, in order for you to remember the key functions of the 4 major neurotransmitters, you’ll need to create–and perform–a neurotransmitter rap/song! […]