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Brain and Behavior

Brain and Behavior
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Brain Games Season 4 When it comes to making a decision, whether we're taking sides on a complex political issue or simply deciding when and where to cross the street, we habitually extol the virtues of using something called common sense. As sociologist Duncan C. Watts defines it, common sense is "the loosely organized set of facts, observations, experiences, insights, and pieces of received wisdom that each of us accumulates over a lifetime, in the course of encountering, dealing with, and learning from, everyday situations." But what is the nature im of this universal wisdom that we see ourselves as having—this internal logical compass on which we place so much faith? Where and How Common Sense Happens in Your Brain The notion of common sense can be traced back to ancient times, when the philosopher Aristotle believed that the mind's ability to interpret information was a sort of overarching "common sense" that united and monitored the physical senses such as sight and hearing.

Material Results DNA from the Beginning DNA from the Beginning is an animated tutorial on DNA, genes and heredity. The science behind each concept is explained using... see more DNA from the Beginning is an animated tutorial on DNA, genes and heredity. The science behind each concept is explained using animations related to DNA topics, an image gallery, video interviews, problems, biographies, and links related to DNA. There are three sections, Classical Genetics, Molecules of Genetics and Organization of Genetic Material. Material Type: Simulation Author: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Date Added: Apr 11, 2000 Date Modified: Nov 24, 2015 Pick a Bookmark Collection or Course ePortfolio to put this material in or scroll to the bottom to create a new Bookmark Collection Name the Bookmark Collection to represent the materials you will add Describe the Bookmark Collection so other MERLOT users will know what it contains and if it has value for their work or teaching. Submitting Bookmarks... About this material:

Case Study Collection - Search Results Records 1 to 42 of 42 A Case of a Pheochromocytoma “Rollie Hendrix,” a 35-year-old husband and father of three children, has been experiencing headaches and palpitations of increasing frequency and severity over the past six months. In addition, he has had periods of intense anxiety and pan... A Case of Mistaken Memory? A Case of Seasonal Affective Disorder “Melanie Johnson” is a 32-year-old accountant who has moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, from her hometown of Sarasota, Florida. A Collision of Two Worlds This case uses an excerpt from the novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden to teach students to recognize symptoms of mental illness. A Recipe for Invention In this case study, designed to help break down stereotypes about scientists and engineers, students research the personal and professional lives of researchers in their field. A Rush to Judgment? Abnormal Psychology in the Hundred Acre Wood In 2000, Sara E. Are You Blue? Emily and Dr. Extrasensory Perception: Pseudoscience?

Tracy Ore's Life Happens Life Happens: A Work, Class & Access to Resources Exercise Created by:Tracy E. Ore, Professor of Sociology, Saint Cloud State University This exercise is intended to aid participants in understanding the impact of socioeconomic status on an individual's life chances. This exercise has been done in a variety of settings, from an hour class to a semester long project, with participants working in groups as families, getting a life situation or two a week (in the form of a "life happens" card) and reporting periodically on the status of their families. Note: some of the information is specific to Central Minnesota so you may need to change things for your location. You are welcome to use this exercise. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Life Happens Instructions Life Happens Cards Back to Home Page

Making Connections Correlation or Causation One hour of extra screen time drags down teenagers' grades Lack of sleep may shrink your brain Low self-esteem "shrinks brain" Religious experiences shrink part of the brain To spoon or not to spoon? Why you should talk to your baby Study suggests Southern slavery turns White people into Republicans 150 years later actual study here Early language skills reduce preschool tantrums, study finds This is your brain on exercise Brain scans of hoarders reveal why they never de-clutter Teenage sex "leads to bad moods" in later life Dogs walked by men are more aggressive Studies show exercise reduces dementia risk Actual studies here and here Prevent Alzheimer's? Straight A's in high school may mean better health later in life Eating brown rice to cut diabetes risk Murder rates affect IQ tests scores: Study Want a higher G.P.A.? Sincere smiling promotes longevity Happiness wards off heart disease, study suggests Interactive animations give science students a boost OMG! Cards "can support mentally ill"

The Ekmans' Atlas of Emotions Welcome to the Atlas of Emotions This atlas was inspired by a series of conversations between the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman about the science of emotions. With the help of Stamen Design and Paul’s daughter, Dr. Eve Ekman, this tool was created to be a visual journey through the world of emotions. Learn more about the work of Paul Ekman at What it’s based on In June 2014, Paul Ekman sent a survey to 248 of the most active emotion researchers in the world to establish the consensus that provided the scientific basis for this atlas. 76%Enjoyment is universal How to navigate This collection of maps is an opportunity for you to explore the landscape of emotions, where they come from, and the effects they can have.