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Behavioral Neuroscience Schedule: Fall 2017
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#1

8/21

3.Introduction & History of Behavioral Neuroscience

Week's Assignments

3 - Read Prairie Voles: Why Monogamy. Do the Study Guide. Sign the safety contract and statement of integrity.

 #2

8/28

1. History of Behavioral Neuroscience
2. Understanding Monogamy (voles) - Ultimate & Proximate resasons for behavior
LAB: Genetics, Taste Paper & Goldfish Population Genetics
3. Micro- and Macro-evolution

Week's Assignments

1 - Read The Cartoon Guide to Genetics. Do the study guide & the Sources of Variation Worksheet.
2. Go to Links Page and Click on Microevolution. Go to Evolution 101. Click and go through An Introduction to Evolution and The History of Life: Looking at Patterns.
Do the Study Guide.
3
- Go to Links Page and Click on Microevolution. Go to Evolution 101. Click and go through Mechanisms: The process of evolution and Microevolution. Do the Study Guide.

 #3

9/4


M - NO SCHOOL: Labor Day
2. Macroevolution of Homo sapiens
LAB: Hominid Evolution with skulls
3. Food for Thought & The Power of Memes

Week's Assignments

1 - Go to Links Page and Click on Macroevolution. Go to Evolution 101. Click and go through Speciation, Macroevolution, and The Big Issues. Do the Study Guide.
2. Read "What will become of Homo sapiens?"
Do the Study Guide.
3
-
Study for your TEST!!

 #4

9/11

1. TEST 1: Evolutionary Basis of Behavior (Ultimate Reasoning)
2. Central Nervous System
LAB: Brain Cap & Parts of the Brain (with iPads )
3. CNS & PNS

Week's Assignments
1 - Read text Chapter 1 - The Nervous System. Do the Study Guide.
2 - Go to Links Page and Click on Central Nervous System. Read Divisions of the Nervous System - Neuroscience for Kids. Do the Study Guide.
3 - You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Central Nervous System – Deken Brain Region LectureYOU MUST TAKE NOTES

 #5

9/18


1. The Brain's Two Hemispheres (Computer Lab)
2. Neurons & Resting Membrane Potential
LAB:
Sheep Brain & Spinal Cord Dissection - more work on brain cap? (with iPads)
3. Action Potential & Synapse

Blue & Gold Weekend

Week's Assignments

1 - You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Neurons – Deken Neuron and Action Potential LectureYOU MUST TAKE NOTES
2
-
Read text Chapter 2 - Neurons and the Action Potential. Do the Study Guide.
3 -
You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Neurons – Deken Synaptic Transmission Lecture YOU MUST TAKE NOTES

 #6

9/25

7th Grade Drey Land Week

1. Synapse & Neurotransmitters
2.
Endocrine System
LAB: The Spiker Box & Rate Coding (with iPads)
3. Endocrine System
 

Week's Assignments

1 - Read text Chapter 3 - Chemical Messengers. Do the Study Guide.
2
-You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Neurons – Deken Endocrine System Lecture YOU MUST TAKE NOTES
3 - Study for your test


 #7

10/2

1. TEST 2: Biological Basis of Behavior (Proximate Reasoning) in L6
2. Research Mechanisms in Behavioral Neuroscience

LAB:
Sensation vs. Perception & Hearing and Balance
3. Vision
Blue & Gold Dance Saturday

Week's Assignments

1 - Read the Introduction of "Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience". Do the Study Guide.
2
- Read Biology Text Handout Sections 29.1 - 29.3

3 - Read Biology Text Handout 29.9 - 29.11. Do the Study Guide.

 #8

10/9


1. Visual Cortex
2. Eye Dissection
LAB: Video - Human Body: Pushing the Limits - Sensation
(10th Grade Health Day on Wed)
NO SCHOOL Fri for Report Writing

Week's Assignments

1 - Read Biology Text Handout 29.4-29.8. Do the Study Guide.
2- Read text Chapter 6 - Vision. Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read Biology Text Handout Sections 29.12 - 29.14. Do the Study Guide.

 #9

10/16

NO SCHOOL Mon for Report Writing
2. Pain & Touch
LAB: Mapping the Humunculus (Two Point Discrimination)
3.
Mechanisms of Perception, Conscious Awareness, & Attention

Week's Assignments

2 - Read text Chapter 5 - Touch and Pain. Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "Hear the Violet, Taste the Velvet". Do the Study Guide.

 #10

10/23

1. The Brain with David Eagleman video
2.
The Brain with David Eagleman video
LAB: TEST 3: Sensation & Perception
3.
Sensorimotor System & Parkinson's Disease
Deken gone Mon - Wed
All School Event on Saturday

Week's Assignments

1 - Study
2 -Read Text Chapter 7 - Movement. Do the Study Guide.
3 - Listen to the TED Talk by Siddharthan Chandran. Do the Study Guide.

 #11

10/30

1. Multiple sclerosis, ALS& Huntington's disease
2. QUEST (1/3 test): Sensorimotor Diseases, then Start Innate Behaviors

LAB: Innate Behaviors & Termite Communication

NO SCHOOL Fri - Parent Conferences

Week's Assignments

1 - Study for Quest
2 -
Read Handout from BioAch Text
. Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "The Curious Behavior of the Stickleback". Do the Studty Guide.

 #12

11/6

1. Sign Stimuli & FAPs
2.
Animal Languages
LAB: Visit St. Louis Zoo - Animal Training (11:00 - 12:00) (83282)
3. Types of Learning

Week's Assignments

1 - Read "Animal Communication". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "Imprinting in Animals"
. Do the Study Guide.
3 - You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Learning & Memory – Deken Associative Learning Lecture YOU MUST TAKE NOTES

 #13

11/13

1. Associative Learning
2. Proximate Mechanisms of Learning
LAB: Implicit (perception goggles) & Explicit (finger mazes) Learning (mirror and star?)
3. Proximate Mechanisms of Learning Continued

Week's Assignments

1 - Read "Reasoning in Animals". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read text Chapter 11 - Learning & Memory
. Do the Study Guide.
3 -Read "Rediscovering Biology Online Textbook Unit 10 | Neurobiology: The Molecular Basis of Learning and Memory." Do the study guide.


#14

11/20


1. Alzheimer's Disease & Memory Loss
2. TEST 4: Innate Behavior & Learning
W-F - NO SCHOOL: THANKSGIVING


Week's Assignments

1 -Study
2 - Read text Chapter 4 - Drugs and the Brain. Do the Study Guide.

 #15

11/27

1. Neuropharmacology
2.
Cocaine, Meth, SSRIs, & LSD
LAB: Effect of Drugs on Daphnia
3. Opiates, Marijuana, & Alcohol

Week's Assignments
1 - Read "Drug Detectives". Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read "Bad Mix for the Teen Brain". Do the Study Guide.
3 -
You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Drugs of Abuse – Prescription Drug Abuse Lecture -- Deken YOU MUST TAKE NOTES

 #16

12/4

1. Prescription Drugs Worksheet
2. Reward Circuit & Addiction
LAB: Heroin Video
3. Review


Friday - English Papers Due

Week's Assignments

1 - Mouse Party. Do the Worksheet.
2 - Read "The Addicted Brain". Do the Study Guide.

3- STUDY!!

12/11

 FINALS WEEK
Thursday 10:00 FINAL EXAM

(cumulative - 1st 25 - 30 questions on Neuropharmacology & Addiction)

 

Behavioral Neuroscience Schedule: Spring 2018
 Back to Advanced Biology Fall Schedule

 

#17

1/1

Mon NO SCHOOL: New Years Day
2. Human Language
LAB: This Emotional Life Video
3. Human Language continued & Biopsychology of Emotion
Week's Assignments
1 - Watch "Language: Crash Course Psychology #16". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "How Language Shapes Thought". Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "The Fighting Behavior of Animals". Do the Study Guide.

#18 

1/8

1. Meet your rats!
2. Fearful, Defensive & Agonistic Behavior
LAB: Explain
Skinner Box Observations & Fear Conditioning
3. Stress: Portrait of a Killer Video (Deken gone)

Week's Assignments
1 - Read "The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, & Beliefs" Chapter 6 Handout on Emotion
. Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "Brain: The Complete Mind" Chapter 7 Handout on Emotion. Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "Brain: The Complete Mind" Chapter 7 Handout on Emotion
. Do the Study Guide.

#19

1/15


M - NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Day
2. Finish Stress: Portrait of a Killer Video (Deken gone)
LAB: Discuss Stress & Health & Brain Mechanisms of Human Emotion
3. Love in Infant Monkeys

Week's Assignments
1 - Read "Brain: The Complete Mind" Chapter 7 Handout on Emotion. Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read "Love in Infant Monkeys". Do the Study Guide.
3 - STUDY!

#20

1/22


1. TEST 1: Language, Emotion, & Stress
2. Hunger and Satiety
LAB: Foraging Behavior & Egg Drop Foraging
3. Physiological Control of Sex & Desire

Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!
1 - Read BioAch Text section 35.12 & the website "Foraging Behavior". Do the Study Guide.
2 -Read "The Food Addiction". Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "Brain: The Complete Mind" Chapter 7 Handout on Good Feelings. Do the Study Guide.

#21

1/29

1. Courtship, Bowerbirds & Impressing the Opposite Sex
2. Sexual Motivation & Conflict
LAB: The Science of Sex Appeal Video
F - NO SCHOOL: Professional Day

Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!
1 - Read "The Evolution of Bowerbirds". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read the binder page on Sexual Conflict and "The Cartoon Guide to Sex". Do the Study Guide.
3 -
Read "The Cartoon Guide to Sex". Do the Study Guide.

#22

2/5


1. Sex Differences in the Brain
2. Mating Systems
LAB: Nasonia Courtship & Copulation
3. Parental Care & Love

Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!
1 - Read "The Truth About Boys and Girls". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "The Maternal Brain". Do The Study Guide.
3 - Read "Twins: A Thing or Two About Twins".
Do the Study Guide.

#23

2/12

1. Epigenetics
2. TEST 2: Eating & Courtship in L6
LAB: Circadian Rhythms
3. Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. (10:40 - 11:40)

Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!
1 - STUDY!
2 - Go to Links Page and Click on Circadian Rhythms. Go to Rat Circadian Rhythms Tutorial - Introduction and Animation. Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read text Chapter 14 - Sleep. Do the Study Guide.

#24

2/19


M - NO School - Presidents Day
2.
Sleep
LAB: What Makes Me?
3. Personality Theories and Approaches - Freud
 
Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!
2 -Read "Personality". Do the Study Guide up to #16.
3 - Read "Personality". Do the rest of the Study Guide.

#25

2/26


1.
Trait Theories
2. Personality Disorders
LAB: Personality Tests - Our Real & Ideal Selves (computer lab)
3. Schizophrenia
Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!
1 - Read "Decoding Schizophrenia". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry?". Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "What Really Causes Autism". Do the Study Guide.

 #26

3/5

1. Autism & Savants
2. Depression & Mania
W - No Classes - Prefect Day Off
3. Concussions

Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!
1 - Read "The Prodigy's Brother." Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "Fatal Strikes". Do the Study Guide.
3 - Study!!

 #27

3/12

1. TEST 3: Personality & Personality Disorders
2. Sociobiology
LAB: Guest Speaker & Rat Training Progress Due
F - NO SCHOOL: SPRING BREAK BEGINS!

Week's Assignments
1 - Read BioAch text section 35.23 & "The Social Question". Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read "The Social Life of Baboons". Do the Study Guide.

Must show your rat training this week!

ENJOY YOUR VACATION!!

Spring Break!!

 #28

4/2


1. Sociobiology
2. Dominance Hierarchies then Clean the Animal Room
LAB: Why Do I Need You? - The Brain PBS
3. Mutualism, Reciprocity & Altruism

Week's Assignments
1 -Read "Food Sharing in Vampire Bats". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "Naked Mole Rats". Do the Study Guide.
3 -Read the website "Kin selection". Do the Study Guide.

 #29

4/9


1. Coefficient of Relatedness
2. Social Psychology

LAB: Zambardo Prison Study and the Power of Persuasion
3. Social Psychology
 

Week's Assignments
1 - Read the handout "Social Psychology". Do the Study Guide up to #19.
2 - Read the handout "Social Psychology". Do the rest of the study guide.
3 - Do the Implicit Association Test online.
Can do either Race or Gender.

 #30

4/16

1. Neurobiology of Prejudice
2. Morality
Wed - NO CLASS - SENIOR HEALTH DAY
Friday - NO CLASS - SENIOR SKIP DAY
Week's Assignments
1 -Read "The Brain on Trial". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "In Defense of Free Will". Do the Study Guide.

 #31

4/23


1. Consciousness & Free Willl??
2. TEST 4: Social Behavior
LAB: Power of Groups (SubArctic challenge)
3. Top unanswered questions in neuroscience...
(Potpourri Week)

Week's Assignments
1 - Study!
2 - Hand Back All Your Readings!
3 - Hand Back All Your Readings!

 #32

4/30

Debrief during Last Class - Bring Back your readings!
Week's Assignments
1 - Good Luck with May Projects!!
 

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