Peripersonal neurons monitor our environment.
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(0:49) Several areas of the brain monitor your personal space—also called the peripersonal space (PPS). The peripersonal neurons each monitor one small "bubble" of our PPS.
- Michael Graziano explains Peripersonal Neurons (episode 142 from the Brain Science podcast)
- The Spaces Between Us: A Story of Neuroscience, Evolution, and Human Nature (Graziano's book)
- Peripersonal space in the brain (nice review article from the journal Neuropsychologia)
- Illusion makes people ‘feel’ force field around their body (article from New Scientist)
(11:57) A simple analogy can help students remember a recurring principle about cell behavior involving important ions.
- nuzzel.com/theAPprofessor (direct link)
(13:07) Returning learners in anatomy and physiology courses often come to use with some anxiety. How can we support them?
- Help significant others help YOU (a brief blog post for students; link to this from your course webpage, learning management system, and/or syllabus)
- Use shortened link: my-ap.us/rgNZ27
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