SYNAPSE MODEL of NEURON

What will students produce?

At minimum: The model must demonstrate the flow of information through a neuron. The model must possess parts that represent dendrites, cell body, axon, buttons, and neurotransmitters. For full points, students will demonstrate more than one neuron (temporal summation) and possibly multiple (to represent spatial summation)


Visual
Representation
A- Excellent (10 points)

More than one neuron is visually represented, including a synapse, myelin sheath
B - Good (8 points)

At least one neuron is visually represented with a synapse and one post synaptic neuron.
C-Average (7 points)

One presynaptic neuron without communication to another
Proper sequence of events in verbal explanation
A - Excellent (10 points)
Students explain neuron transmission without error. Students include complex ideas and are able to self-correct their own understanding.
B- Good (8 points)
Students have 1-2 errors that can be easily addressed and self-corrected.
C- Average (7 points)
Students have many errors and teacher must assist with corrections
Inclusion of complex ideas VISUALLY and VERBALLY
A- Excellent (20 points) - Need SEVEN for FULL CREDIT
B-Good (17 points)
C-Average (15 points)

*Resting Potential
*Depolarization at the dendrite
*THRESHOLD
*Depolarization throughout axon - including
*Action potential in its electric form as well as it's chemical response
*Excitatory/Inhibitory neurotransmitters
*Reuptake and/or enzyme response
Have at least FIVE of the complex ideas
Have at least THREE of the complex ideas

EXTRA CREDIT:
*Show repolarization through axon as the electric charge moves down -Sodium-Potassium exchange
*Refraction




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Neuron notes
http://faculty.clintoncc.suny.edu/faculty/michael.gregory/files/Bio%20102/Bio%20102%20lectures/nervous%20system/neurons.htm

Hum of neuron (click probe the brain for more fun)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/mind/media/elec_chat.html

Inhibitory, Excitatory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLSmNcem2X0

How neurons communicate
http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih2/Addiction/activities/lesson2_neurotransmission.htm

Temporal and spatial summation PRACTICE
http://hsc.uwe.ac.uk/synapses_neuro/Summation.htm



Depression and neurons
http://www.drkoop.com/animation/93/10.html

Cocaine and brain
http://www.thirteen.org/closetohome/animation/coca-anim.html

Neuron video
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/addiction/reward/neurontalk.cfm

MAD NEURON!!!!!!!!!!
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/reward/madneuron.html_


Alcohol, GABA, and neurotransmitters
http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=chapter&bcsId=2827&itemId=0471747246&chapterId=19875

SLEEP AIDES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDd9QdVmi_E

Questions on Cocaine, Deep Brain Simulation and Parkinson's
Parkinson's disease
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDjWdtDyz5I

Parkinson's typically starts on one side of the body. Usually disappears in sleep.
http://www.pdcaregiver.org/Symptoms.html

Cocaine and dopamine and Parkinson's
http://www.bio.net/bionet/mm/neur-sci/1995-March/017170.html
http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n08/doencas/drugs/animcoc_i.htm

Negative side effects of deep brain simulation
http://www.neurosurgery.pitt.edu/imageguided/movement/stimulation.html

A simulation of deep brain simulation surgery

http://www.edheads.org/activities/brain_stimulation/index.shtml

Brain internet work - add deep brain stimulation as part of it?

https://sbhs-sbhsd-ca.schoolloop.com/brainsearch?no_controls=t

NEUROTRANSMITTER PARTY

adapted from: schs-psychology.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/Neurotransmitter Party.doc -

Now, that you know your neurotransmitters, and what specific functions they enable, its time to have a little fun. You and a partner will write a one page descriptive essay about neurotransmitters. So here is the prompt.

You walk into a party on Friday night and to your surprise all of you neurotransmitter buddies have shown up to “get down.” There’s Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, GABA, Acetylcholine, Glutamine, and Norepinephrine. Describe the goings on at this party, what is each “character” up to, and how does their actions display their purpose and function in your brain?
After brainstorming, type in "DISCUSSION TAB" with Block as subject NAME; be sure to write BOTH names at the end, the click POST
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BRAIN SUPERHERO

This is for project help only. Your actual project will be attached somewhere else.
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WEBSITE TO CREATE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO STORY!
http://superherosquad.marvel.com/create_your_own_comic

Online research

EXCELLENT PARTS OF BRAIN DEMO!
http://www.traumaticbraininjuryatoz.org/Interactive-Brain.aspx

http://www.learner.org/discoveringpsychology/brain/brain_flash.html

http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/index_d.html

http://www.g2conline.org/#Psychology?aid=2022&cid=271

POWER OF MOTOR CORTEX!!! - DEKA ARM
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5324283n&tag=related;photovideo

BRAIN PLASTICITY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSu9HGnlMV0

BRAIN CONTROLS ARTIFICIAL ARM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We9O1CJusAU&feature=related

SPLIT BRAIN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMLzP1VCANo

MEMORIZE PARTS OF THE BRAIN
http://www.thepsychfiles.com/2008/09/episode-72-video-memorize-the-parts-of-the-brain/


BRAIN SCANS

PET tutorial
http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/positronemissiontomography.html