Option E: Neurobiology & Behaviour

Our final unit!

Make sure you have reviewed and understand the ‘Nerves’ component of ‘Nerves, Hormones and Homeostasis‘ – particularly focusing on synaptic transmission.

Ideas for IA Lab investigations can be found here.

Pages:

IB Biology guide (official page)

 

E1 Stimulus and Response (Essential Biology E1)

E2 Perception of Stimuli (Essential Biology E2)

E3 Innate and Learned Behaviour (Essential Biology E3)

E4 Neurotransmitters and Synapses (Essential Biology E4)

E5 (HL) The Human Brain (Essential Biology E5)

E6 (HL) Further Studies of Behaviour (Essential Biology E6)

More resources:

Neurotic Physiology blog – lots of articles on neurobiology from Scientopia

Now protect that brain that you’ve been cramming full of knowledge!

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Non-IB Unit: Learning About Learning

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Animation Collection:

North Harris College has stacks of useful links.

Funny video: “Synaptic Cleft,” from the Tomcfad – if you get it, you’re doing well.

Here is a really interesting animated talk from RSA Animate – a great resource for short videos. In this talk, Dan Pink talks about what motivates us as humans. Does reward really lead to improved performance? What TOK links can you think of in this talk?

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Image sources:

Brain maturing, from http://www.loni.ucla.edu/~thompson/DEVEL/dynamic.html

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