Host Kevin Patton discusses the fact that mistakes in teaching anatomy & physiology happen—and that it's okay. And how to deal with the embarrassment. Also: how stress makes our hair turn gray and a newly discovered immune lymphocyte.
00:47 | How Stress Grays Our Hair
05:16 | Sponsored by AAA
06:54 | New Type of Immune Cell
13:02 | Sponsored by HAPI
13:49 | Making Mistakes
27:23 | Sponsored by HAPS
28:08 | Survey Says...
28:34 | Staying Connected
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It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it. (Chuck Daly)
Stress Grays Our Hair
The leading cause of premature graying of hair in humans is teaching A&P. Not really. Perhaps. Just seeing if anybody actually reads these notes! But we do know that stress can do it. Here's the mechanism...
- Stress speeds up hair greying process, science confirms: Fight-or-flight response nerves pump out hormone that wipes out pigmentation cells (news story) my-ap.us/3bPZ8s5
- How the stress of fight or flight turns hair white (editorial summary from Nature) https://my-ap.us/2V8Pmeo
Hyperactivation of sympathetic nerves drives depletion of melanocyte stem cells (research article from Nature) my-ap.us/2V7edPP
- The five: factors that affect early greying (news feature) my-ap.us/2T5AmLI
Sponsored by AAA
- A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.
- Social Media Guidelines for Anatomists (Viewpoint commentary in Anatomical Sciences Education by Catherine M. Hennessy, Danielle F. Royer, Amanda J. Meyer, and Claire F. Smith) my-ap.us/2I3sXrv
New Type of Immune Cell
We know about B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes, right? What happens when we find a combination lymphocyte? A "CatDog" of lymphocytes?
- Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients (news feature) my-ap.us/2v1g1iN
- A Public BCR Present in a Unique Dual-Receptor-Expressing Lymphocyte from Type 1 Diabetes Patients Encodes a Potent T Cell Autoantigen (research article from Cell) my-ap.us/2SZz453
- CatDog: The Complete Series (DVD set) amzn.to/39Og1kX
Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you power up your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
MistaKes. Er, mistakes. We all make them, yet we often feel as if we shouldn't. But it's okay. Really. Okay.
- Another Big Year Teaching Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 62 (in which Kevin mistakenly confused the function of olfactory bulbs, then later fixed it)
- How to recover after making a mistake (self-help advice) my-ap.us/3bY3wW2
- Overcoming Imposter Syndrome (article from Harvard Business Review) my-ap.us/38Lyn63
- What It's Like to Train Sea Lions (for fun) my-ap.us/3c3S8b8
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