Lesson Monday Nov 30

  1. quiz (for candy)
  2. Skin Senses ppt = fill in this ——–>Skin Senses Workbook ppt
  3. complete the Homunculus Experiment

Lesson Wed Nov 25

  1. hand in Absolute Threshold questions – beginning of class
  2. Distracted driving true/false


  1.  Watch Oprah video http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Americas-New-Deadly-Obsession-Partial-Episode-Video
  2. Watch video from RCMP site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UzHjKUuVbQ&feature=youtu.be
  3. discussion


Next class we are doing a DISSECTION!!  Woo hoo 🙂

Lesson Monday Nov 16 – Coming to Your Senses…

  1. various activities
  2. pair-share chats
  3. class discussion
  4. Watch Crash Course https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unWnZvXJH2o


Crash Course – Sensation and Perception
1. What is prosopagnosia?

2. How does this condition demonstrate the link between sensation and perception?

3. What is sensation?

4. What is perception?

5. What is the absolute threshold of sensation?

6. What is sensory adaptation?

7. What is Weber’s law?

8. Which part of the brain has to do with facial recognition?

9. Which are the retinal receptors? Which one detects colours?

10. What is parallel processing?

5. Intro to Sensation and Perception – note that this is due for the beginning of Wednesday’s class!

Fun Psych Facts!


Apparently, sniffing rosemary can increase your memory by 75%!!  Do I smell a psych experiment coming?


t turns out that there are compounds in rosemary oil that may be responsible for changes in memory performance. One of them is called 1,8-cineole – as well as smelling wonderful (if you like that sort of thing) it may act in the same way as the drugs licensed to treat dementia, causing an increase in a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.

These compounds do this by preventing the breakdown of the neurotransmitter by an enzyme. And this is highly plausible – inhalation is one of the best ways of getting drugs into the brain. When you eat a drug it may be broken down in the liver which processes everything absorbed by the gut, but with inhalation small molecules can pass into the bloodstream and from there to the brain without being broken down by the liver.


Here are a couple of articles: