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Rebecca Hamlin

on 25 February 2011

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Transcript of EBD2

Your Amazing Brain What do you think? Are we really right or left brained? Can we grow new brain cells? The Raw Material Neurons Adaptability There is no fixed human brain, it is always a work in progress. An infant is born with over a trillion connections! We do grow new neurons and they become functional and integrated Even if you lost a half- million neurons per day, it would take centuries for you to literally lose your mind. Structure Why is this important? Each of our students has the capacity for change! How do we learn? Lobes
Occipital: Vision

Temporal: Hearing, Memory, Language

Frontal: Judgement, Creativity, Problem Sovling, Planning

Parietal: higher sensory and language functions

Middle of the brain is the Limbic System: Emotions,sleep, attention, body regulation, hormones, sexuality, sense of smell, and production of brain chemicals

Corpus Callosum: The bundle of nerve fibers that connect the left and right brain Single cell body
finger-like extensions (dendrites)
Single output (axon)
Different shapes depending on location in the brain Students should understand how they learn and how the choices they make influence their brains Conception
to Birth eat well. avoid drugs and smoking. minimize stress. Birth to Two The window of opportunity
Sensory Motor
Hearing and Vision Two to Five Time for Academic, emotional/social growth and nutrition and health Elementary to Middle School: growth spurts and exposure to new things The Teenage Brain Rapid and Massive structural change
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