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#1

8/24

2. Introduction
3. Introduction & Safety

Week's Assignments

3 - Watch the videos from the Learn.Genetics site on Basic Genetics and do the Genetics Quiz. Sign the safety contract and statement of integrity.

 #2

8/31

1. Understanding Monogamy (voles) - Ultimate & Proximate resasons for behavior
LAB: Lizard Phylogeny Online
2. Evolution
3. Primate Evolution

Week's Assignments

1 - Watch The Phylogenetic Tree of Anole Lizards — HHMI BioInteractive Video and do the Quiz
PreLab - Watch the Natural and Artificial Selection Videos and do the Quiz. Read and do the PreLab.
2
-
Watch The Origin of Four-Legged Animals - HHMI BioInteractive Video and do the Quiz.
3 - 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.

 #3

9/7


M - NO SCHOOL: Labor Day
LAB: Hominid Evolution with skulls
2. Human Evolution
3. The Power of Memes

Week's Assignments

1. Read "What will become of Homo sapiens?"
Do the Quiz on Canvas.
Lab - Read and do the PreLab.
2
-
Study for your TEST!!
3. You MUST Watch Deken Lecture on Canvas - Use the Notes Guide to help -- YOU MUST TAKE NOTES

 #4

9/14


1. Catch up and Review if time
LAB: TEST 1: Human Evolutionary History
2. Central & Peripheral Nervous Systems
3.
Neurons & Resting Membrane Potential

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 "The Neuron". Do the Study Guide.
2 - 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". Also go through "The Resting Membrane Potential" and "The Action Potential" tutorials on the Links page (also found in Canvas). Do the Study Guide.
3. You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Neurons – Deken Synaptic Transmission Lecture YOU MUST TAKE NOTES

3. Watch the Presentation by Dr. Losos on YouTube

 #5

9/21


1. Action Potential & Synapse (B)
LAB: Jonathan Losos Q & A 9:00-10:00 (A)
2. Synapse & Neurotransmitters (B/A)
3. Neurotransmitter Systems(B)

Blue & Gold Weekend

Week's Assignments

1 - Bring Questions for Dr. Losos

Read text Chapter 3 - Chemical Messengers. Do the Study Guide.
2 - Complete Take-Home Practice Test (try without your books!)
3 - Watch the videos on CANVAS on "Research Techniques" and do the Quiz.

 #6

9/28


NO SCHOOL Mon for Yom Kippur
LAB: Sheep Brain Dissection
Brain & Start on Brain Cap (B - A Brain Cap at home)
2. The Brain's Two Hemispheres (A/B)
3. Sheep Brain Dissection (A) - B finish Brain cap at home
 

Week's Assignments

1 -
2
- Watch Crash Course A&P: Taste & Smell. Do the Study Guide.
3 -
Watch Crash Course A&P: Hearing and Balance. Do the Study Guide.

 #7

10/5

7th Grade Drey Land Week
1. TEST 2: Biological Basis of Behavior (Proximate Reasoning) (B and A at home)
LAB: Sensational Senses & Imperfect Perceptions (Part 1) (A)
2. Research Mechanisms in Behavioral Neuroscience(B/A)
3.
The Senses & Receptor Cells (Taste & Smell) (B)

Week's Assignments

2 - Watch Crash Course A&P: Vision. Do the Study Guide.
3. Read Chapter 2 of Brain Facts on Vision. Do the Study Guide.

 #8

10/12


1. Hearing and Balance (A)

LAB: Sensational Senses
& Imperfect Perceptions (Part 1)
(B)
NO SCHOOL Wed for Seniors
2.
(A/B)
NO SCHOOL Fri for Report Writing

Week's Assignments

1 - Read "Hear the Violet, Taste the Velvet". Do the Study Guide.


 #9

10/19


NO SCHOOL Mon for Report Writing
LAB: Sensational Senses & Imperfect Perceptions (Part 2) (A)
2.
Hearing & Balance (B/A)
3. Eye Dissection(B)

Week's Assignments

1 - Read Chapter 2 of Brain Facts on Touch and Pain. Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read
"5 Ways You Can Use Gestalt Principles For More Powerful Images". Do the Study Guide.
3 - STUDY!!

 #10

10/26

1. Eye Dissection (A)
LAB: Sensational Senses & Imperfect Perceptions (Part 2) (B)
2. The Visual Cortex (A/B)

3. Pain & Touch
(A)

Week's Assignments

1 - Read Innate behaviors from Khan Academy website. Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read "Animal Communication". Do the Study Guide.
3 -
Read "Imprinting in Animals". Do the Studty Guide.

 #11

11/2

1. Mechanisms of Perception, Conscious Awareness, & Attention (B)
LAB: TEST 3: Sensation & Perception(A - B at home)
2. Introduce Innate Behaviors (B/A)

NO SCHOOL Thurs & Fri - Parent Conferences

Week's Assignments

1 - You MUST Watch Deken Lecture Online – Links page – Learning & Memory – Deken Associative Learning Lecture YOU MUST TAKE NOTES
2 -
Watch Crash Course Psychology: The Bobo Beatdown. Do the Study Guide.
3 -
Read "Reasoning in Animals". Do the Study Guide.

 #12

11/9

1. Sign Stimuli & FAPs (A)
LAB: Innate Behaviors & Termite Communication (B) (A do lab at home)
2. Animal Languages
(A/B)
3. Associative Learning (Circus)
(A)

Week's Assignments

1 - Read text Chapter 11 - Learning & Memory. Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "Rediscovering Biology Online Textbook Unit 9 | Neurobiology: The Molecular Basis of Learning and Memory." Do the study guide.
3 - Watch Crash Course Psychology: Remembering and Forgetting. Do the study guide.

 #13

11/16

1. Observational (Social) Learning (B)
LAB:
Human Memory not Computer Memory (A)
2. Memory (B/A)
3. Proximate Mechanisms of Learning (B)

Week's Assignments

1 - Watch "Language: Crash Course Psychology #16". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Watch "How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky" TED talk. Do the Study Guide.

3 - Study!!


#14

11/23

1. Proximate Mechanisms of Learning (A)
LAB: Human Memory not Computer Memory (B)
W-F - NO SCHOOL: THANKSGIVING



Week's Assignments

Lab - Read and do the PreLab.
1 -
Watch "Great Glands - Your Endocrine System: Crash Course Biology". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Read "The Food Addiction". Do the Study Guide.
3 -
Watch Animal behavior: foraging on Khan Academy, Foraging Behavior Tutorial and the Parabiotic Mice Simulation Tutorial. Do the Study Guide.

 #15

11/30

1. Human Language (B)
LAB: Agonistic Behavior in Betta spendens (A)
2. Endocrine System (B/A) (not on this test)
3. TEST 4: Innate Behavior, Language & Learning (B)

Week's Assignments
1 - Go to Links Page and Click on Circadian Rhythms. Go to Rat Circadian Rhythms Tutorial - Introduction and Animation. Do the Study Guide.


 #16

12/7

1. TEST 4: Innate Behavior, Language & Learning (A)
LAB: Agonistic Behavior in Betta spendens
(B)
2. Endocrine System

3. Review Day
Friday - English Papers Due

Week's Assignments

1 - Listen to the TED Talk by Russell Foster. Do the Study Guide.

12/14

 FINALS WEEK
Wednesday 10:00 FINAL EXAM
(cumulative - 1st 10-15 questions on Endocrine System)

 

Behavioral Neuroscience Schedule: Spring 2021
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#17 

1/4

1. Meets your rats!
LAB: Explain Skinner Box Observations & start Neuropharmacology
2. Neuropharmacology
3. Stimulants, Opiates & Depressants

(didn't do sleep last semester)

Week's Assignments

2 -
Read Chapter 13 of Brain Facts up to Alcohol. Do the Study Guide.
3- Read Chapter 13 of Brain Facts sections on Alcohol, Marijuana, Psychostimulants and Designer Drugs and Club Drugs. Do the Study Guide.
4. Read and do the Parts 1-3 of the Opioid Dependence: Nature vs. Nurture Lab
1 - Read "The Addicted Brain". Do the Study Guide.
2 - Mouse Party Worksheet
3 - Practice Exam (try without your notes)

#18 

1/11

1. Reward Circuit & Addiction
LAB: Effect of Drugs on Daphnia

2. Emotional Hypotheses
3. Emotional Expression

THIMUN LEAVES ON FRIDAY?

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

1/18


M - NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Day
LAB: Opioid Dependence: Nature vs. Nurture (PCR & gel electrophoresis)
2. Finish Opioid Dependence lab
3. Behavioral Genetics

Week's Assignments

1 - Go to the Links page, click Epigenetics, and Lick Your Rats. Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read "Brain: The Complete Mind" Chapter 7 Handout on Emotion. Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry". Do the Study Guide

#20

1/25

1. Depression, Health and Happiness
LAB: Stress: Portrait of a Killer
2. TEST 1: Emotion & Stress (145 points)
3. Physiological Control of Sex & Desire

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

2
- STUDY!!
3.
Read "Brain: The Complete Mind" Chapter 7 Handout on Good Feelings. Do the Study Guide.

#21

2/1

1. Courtship & Attraction
LAB: Nasonia Courtship & Copulation
2. Prenatal Development & Psychology
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

2/8


1. Child Development & Psychology
LAB:
Guest Speaker: Dr. Eric Leuthardt
2. Love in Infant Monkeys & Influence of Parents
3. Adolescence

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

1 - Read "The Maternal Brain". Do The Study Guide.
2 -
Read "Love in Infant Monkeys". Do the Study Guide.
3 - Read "The Amazing Teen Brain". Do the Study Guide.


#23

2/15

M - NO School - Presidents Day
LAB: Gender Development, Roles & Differences and/or Human Mating System
2. Adulthood & Aging
3.
Aging Disorders

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 Chapter 15 of Brain Facts on Alzheimer's Disease. Do the Study Guide.
3 - STUDY!



#24

2/22


1. TEST 2: Sexual and Developmental Psychology (145 points)
LAB: What Makes Me? Video
2.
Personality Theories and Approaches - Freud
3. Trait Theories
 

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

1 - STUDY!!
2. Watch "Rorschach and Freudians: Crash Course Psychology #21". Do the Study Guide.

#25

3/1


1. Humanistic & Social Cognitive Theories

LAB: Dr. Victor Williams -
W - No Classes - Prefect Day Off
2. The Self (Thursday only)
3. Personality Disorders
Week's Assignments
Ongoing Assignment: BEGIN RAT TRAINING at least 2 TIMES PER WEEK!!

1 -
Make sure to have completed the Personality Test "Interviews".
2 - Read "Personality". Do the Study Guide up to #16.
3 - Read "Personality". Do the rest of the Study Guide.

 #26

3/8

1. Schizophrenia
LAB: Personality Tests - Our Real & Ideal Selves (computer lab)
2. TEST 3: Personality & Personality Disorders (110 points)
F - NO SCHOOL: SPRING BREAK BEGINS!

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

1 - Read "Decoding Schizophrenia"
. Do the Study Guide.
2 - STUDY!!
3 - Read "What Really Causes Autism". Do the Study Guide.
ENJOY YOUR VACATION!!

Spring Break!!

 #27

3/29


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

Week's Assignments

1 - Read "Sociobiology: Updating Darwin on Behavior". Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read the website "Kin selection". Do the Study Guide.
3 -
Read "Naked Mole Rats". Do the Study Guide.

 #28

4/5


1. Social Psychology
LAB: Conformity, Obedience & Persuasion

2. Biases
3. Neurobiology of Prejudice

Week's Assignments

1 - Read "Sociobiology: Updating Darwin on Behavior". Do the Study Guide.
2 -
Read the website "Kin selection". Do the Study Guide.
3 -
Read "Naked Mole Rats". Do the Study Guide.

 #29

4/12


1. Morality
LAB: (Tues only):
MindField - Trolley Problem (consciousness for Wed class)
WED - NO CLASS - SENIOR HEALTH DAY
2.
Consciousness (Thurs only)
Friday - NO CLASS - SENIOR SKIP DAY

 

Week's Assignments

1 - Read the handout "Social Psychology". Do the Study Guide (long assignment!!)
2 -
Do the Implicit Association Test online. Can do either Race or Gender.
3 - Finish the handout "Social Psychology". Do the Study Guide (long assignment!!)

 #30

4/19

1. Autism & Savants
LAB: Power of Groups (SubArctic Challenge)
2. TEST 4: Social Behavior (160 points)
3. Free Will
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

4/26


LAST DAY FOR SENIORS
1. Free Will & The Future

Week's Assignments

1 - Study!!
2 - Hand Back All Your Readings!

 

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