A TED-Ed Animation Describing the Hippocampus Region of the Brain and Why We Need It http://t.co/03vd3VwCUD (Laughing Squid)
Unit 6 focuses on memory. In order to understand the different kinds of memory, one might start with where memory takes place. The structures of the brain that are important for memory include the amygdala, hippocampus and the rhinal cortex (p. 234).
A 2006 study by the Government Accountability Office found that $1.4 billion that the federal government had allocated to an anti-drug media campaign aimed at young people had had no perceptible impact. According to Steinberg, this sort of money would have been better spent on sports or arts programs that keep adolescents busy and under adult supervision.
Wieman learned what cognitive scientists have proven repeatedly in recent years: Humans don’t learn concepts very well by having someone blab on about them. In other words, the college lecture is to a large extent a waste of time. http://discovermagazine.com/2011/dec/16-impatient-futurist-science-finds-better-way-to-teach
CH 2: In this chapter, we learn about the social constructs of gender and how that affects our opinion of the behavior of each one. This comic strip explains the typical view of men and women in the westernized culture. Men are the one's who take the lead role, as women just wait for things to be handed to them. This chapter also discusses how our community shapes us, and in the picture you can clearly see that they are reading about how they should be behaving.