Neurogenesis in the adult brain.
Cells hate calcium (an analogy)
Your take on teaching A&P
Running concept lists to enhance deep learning.
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(1:00) A new paper revives the old dogma that adult brains cannot produce new neurons—but it's not without controversy. What should we tell our students?
- The Discovery of the Neuron
- Neurogenesis in the adult human hippocampus
- Human hippocampal neurogenesis drops sharply in children to undetectable levels in adults
- New Study Questions Confidence in Neurogenesis in the Adult Brain
(5:52) A simple analogy can help students remember a recurring principle about cell behavior involving important ions.
- Cells hate calcium! (article)
(12:52) You've got some insights sparked by topics in this podcast series? Let's hear them, so we can get some power-brainstorming going!
(14:24) We all find it difficult to put all the facts and details together in our heads in a way that makes sense—that helps us connect ideas and gain insights. A simple technique of running concepts lists can provide a concrete template for this process. Used over time, running concept lists and also train the brain to make such connections easily.
- Concept Lists | An Easy Method to Enhance Deep Learning (resource page)
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