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Behavioral Neuroscience Schedule: Fall 2018
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#1

8/20

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

8/27

1. History of Behavioral Neuroscience
2. Understanding Monogamy (voles) - Ultimate & Proximate resasons for behavior
LAB: Lizard Phylogeny
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. AND from the Links page go to Pocket Mouse Film. Do the questions embedded in the film and at the end of the video insert your name and print your answers.

 #3

9/3


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. AND from the Links page under Human Evolution go to Great Transitions: The Origins of Humans. Do the questions embedded in the film and at the end of the video insert your name and print your answers.
2. Read "What will become of Homo sapiens?"
Do the Study Guide.
3
-
Study for your TEST!!

 #4

9/10

M - NO SCHOOL: Rosh Hashanah
2. TEST 1: Evolutionary Basis of Behavior (Ultimate Reasoning)
LAB: Brain Cap & Parts of the Brain (with iPads )
3. Central & Peripheral Nervous Systems

Week's Assignments
1 - Study for your TEST!!
2 - You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Central Nervous System – Deken Brain Region Lecture YOU MUST TAKE NOTES
3 - Go to Links Page under "Online Textbooks" and click on Neuroscience Online from University of Texas. Go to Introduction to Neurons and Neural Networks and read "The Neuron". Do the Study Guide.

 #5

9/17


1. Neurons & Resting Membrane Potential
2.
Sheep Brain Dissection

W - NO SCHOOL: Yom Kippur
3.Action Potential & Synapse

Blue & Gold Weekend

Week's Assignments

1 - Go to Links Page under "Online Textbooks" and click on Neuroscience Online from University of Texas. Go to Introduction to Neurons and Neural Networks and read "Resting Potentials and Action Potentials". Do the Study Guide.
2 - You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Neurons – Deken Synaptic Transmission Lecture YOU MUST TAKE NOTES
3 - Read text Chapter 3 - Chemical Messengers. Do the Study Guide.

 #6

9/24

7th Grade Drey Land Week

1. Synapse & Neurotransmitters
2. Neurotransmitter Systems
LAB: The Brain's Two Hemispheres & Review (S215 - computer lab)
3. TEST 2: Biological Basis of Behavior (Proximate Reasoning)
 

Week's Assignments

1 - Complete Take-Home Practice Test (try without your books!)
2
-STUDY!!
3 - Read the Introduction of "Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience". Do the Study Guide.


 #7

10/1

1. Research Mechanisms in Behavioral Neuroscience
2.
The Senses & Receptor Cells
LAB: The Spiker Box & Rate Coding (with iPads)
3. Hearing & Balance

Blue & Gold Dance Saturday

Week's Assignments

1 - Read Biology Text Handout Sections 29.1 - 29.3
2 - Read Biology Text Handout 29.9 - 29.11
. Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read Biology Text Handout 29.4-29.8. Do the Study Guide.

 #8

10/8


1. Vision
2. Eye Dissection
LAB: Phantoms of the Brain Video
(10th Grade Health Day on Wed)
NO SCHOOL Fri for Report Writing

Week's Assignments

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


 #9

10/15

NO SCHOOL Mon for Report Writing
2. The Visual Cortex
LAB: Mapping the Humunculus (Two Point Discrimination)
3.
Pain & Touch

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

10/22

1. Mechanisms of Perception, Conscious Awareness, & Attention
2.
Sensorimotor System & Parkinson's Disease
LAB: The Brain with David Eagleman Video
3.
Multiple sclerosis & ALS

Week's Assignments

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

 #11

10/29

1. TEST 3: Sensation, Perception, Sensorimotor system
2. Innate Behaviors

LAB: Innate Behaviors & Termite Communication

NO SCHOOL Fri - Parent Conferences

Week's Assignments

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

 #12

11/5

1. Sign Stimuli & FAPs
2.
Animal Languages
LAB: Visit St. Louis Zoo - Animal Training (9:30-10:30 / Event 91249)
3. Human Language


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 "Imprinting in Animals". Do the Study Guide.

 #13

11/12

1. Types of Learning
2. Associative Learning

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

Week's Assignments

1 - You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Learning & Memory – Deken Associative Learning Lecture YOU MUST TAKE NOTES
2 - Read "Reasoning in Animals". Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read text Chapter 11 - Learning & Memory
. Do the Study Guide.


#14

11/19


1. Proximate Mechanisms of Learning
2. Alzheimer's Disease & Memory Loss
W-F - NO SCHOOL: THANKSGIVING


Week's Assignments

1 - Read "Rediscovering Biology Online Textbook Unit 10 | Neurobiology: The Molecular Basis of Learning and Memory." Do the study guide.Study
2 - STUDY!!

 #15

11/26

1. Neuropharmacology (next unit!!)
2.
TEST 4: Innate Behavior, Language & Learning
LAB: Effect of Drugs on Daphnia
3. Cocaine, Meth, SSRIs, & LSD

Week's Assignments
1 - Read text Chapter 4 - Drugs and the Brain. Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read "Drug Detectives". Do the Study Guide.
3 -
Read "Bad Mix for the Teen Brain". Do the Study Guide.

 #16

12/3

1. Opiates, Marijuana, & Alcohol
2. Prescription Drugs Worksheet
LAB: Mouse Party
3.
Reward Circuit & Addiction

Week's Assignments

1 - You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Drugs of Abuse – Prescription Drug Abuse Lecture -- Deken YOU MUST TAKE NOTES
2 - Read "The Addicted Brain". Do the Study Guide.

3- You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Neurons – Deken Endocrine System Lecture YOU MUST TAKE NOTE

 

#17

12/10

1. Endocrine System
2. Endocrine System
LAB: Heroin Video
3. Review Day
Friday - English Papers Due
Week's Assignments
1 - Practice Exam (try without your notes)
2 - None
3 - None

12/17

 FINALS WEEK
Monday 10:00 FINAL EXAM
(cumulative - 1st 30-35 questions on Neuropharmacology, Addiction & Endocrine System)

 

Behavioral Neuroscience Schedule: Spring 2019
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#18 

1/7

1. Meet your rats!
2. Fearful, Defensive & Agonistic Behavior
LAB: Explain
Skinner Box Observations & Fear Conditioning
3. Stress & Health

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

1/14



1. Brain Mechanisms of Human Emotion
2. Love in Infant Monkeys
LAB: Epigenetics
3. Stress: Portrait of a Killer Video (Deken gone?)

Week's Assignments
1 - Read "Love in Infant Monkeys". Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read "Twins: A Thing or Two About Twins". Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "Brain: The Complete Mind" Chapter 7 Handout on Emotion. Do the Study Guide.

#20

1/21

M - NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Day
2. Finish Stress: Portrait of a Killer Video (Deken gone?)
LAB: Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. or Greg Zipfel, M.D.??
3. Depression

Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!

2
- Read "Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry". Do the Study Guide.
3. STUDY!!

#21

1/28

1. TEST 1: Emotion & Stress
2. Hunger and Satiety
LAB: Foraging Behavior & Egg Drop Foraging (rewrite some to include BioAch Text 35.12 and the Tutorial)
3.Physiological Control of Sex & Desire


Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!

1. Read "The Food Addiction". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "Brain: The Complete Mind" Chapter 7 Handout on Good Feelings. Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "The Evolution of Bowerbirds". Do the Study Guide.

#22

2/4


1. Courtship, Bowerbirds & Impressing the Opposite Sex
2. Sexual Motivation & Conflict
LAB: Nasonia Courtship & Copulation
F - NO SCHOOL: Professional Day

Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!

1 - Read the binder page on Sexual Conflict and "The Cartoon Guide to Sex". Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read "The Cartoon Guide to Sex". Do the Study Guide.

#23

2/11

1. Sex Differences in the Brain
2. Mating Systems
LAB: The Science of Sex Appeal Video
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 - STUDY!



#24

2/18


M - NO School - Presidents Day
2.
TEST 2: Eating & Courtship in L6
LAB: Sleep
3. Circadian Rhythms
 

Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!

1 - Listen to the TED Talk by Russell Foster. Do the Study Guide.
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 "Personality". Do the Study Guide up to #16.

#25

2/25


1. Personality Theories and Approaches - Freud
2. Trait Theories
LAB: Personality Tests - Our Real & Ideal Selves (computer lab)
3. Personality Disorders
Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!

1 -
Read "Personality". Do the rest of the Study Guide.
2 - Make sure to have completed the Personality Test "Interviews".
3 - Read "Decoding Schizophrenia"
. Do the Study Guide.

 #26

3/4

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

Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!

1 - Read "What Really Causes Autism". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "The Prodigy's Brother." Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "Fatal Strikes". Do the Study Guide.

 #27

3/11

1. What Makes Me? Video
2. TEST 3: Personality & Personality Disorders
(& Rat Training Due!!)
LAB: Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. or Greg Zipfel, M.D.??
F - NO SCHOOL: SPRING BREAK BEGINS!

Week's Assignments
MUST SHOW ME YOUR RAT TRAINING THIS WEEK!!

1 - STUDY!!

ENJOY YOUR VACATION!!

Spring Break!!

 #28

4/1


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

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.
3 -
Read the website "Kin selection". Do the Study Guide.

 #29

4/8


1. Coefficient of Relatedness
2. Social Psychology

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

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 handout "Social Psychology". Do the Study Guide (long assignment!!)

 #30

4/15

1. Morality
--> MindField - Trolley Problem
2. Neurobiology of Prejudice
Wed - NO CLASS - SENIOR HEALTH DAY
Friday - NO CLASS - SENIOR SKIP DAY
Week's Assignments
1 - Do the Implicit Association Test online. Can do either Race or Gender.
2 - Read "The Brain on Trial". Do the Study Guide.

 #31

4/22


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

Week's Assignments
1 - Read "In Defense of Free Will". Do the Study Guide.
2. Study!!
3 - Hand Back All Your Readings!

 #32

4/29

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

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