ED 200 Week Ten (Winter 2020)*

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ED 200 Week Nine Class Questions Name:__________________________

1. How is it possible that we can see right through the man’s body when he lifts up his shirt?

2. “It can take months to master walking, but once learned, it becomes automatic because once you learn a skill it’s etched physically in the brain and rarely forgotten just like riding a bike.” What is meant by “etched physically in the brain?”

3. The first time Danny tries a new trick, it’s not entirely successful.
After repeated practice, he eventually is successful. What happens in one’s brain with continued practice? What happens so that a skill eventually seems to become “second nature.?”

4. Oligodendrocytes wrap their branch-like extensions around the axon and build a sheath of fatty protective material called myelin around it. What is the purpose of this?

5. In the example of Akash and the spelling bee, when learning a new word you feed the the brain with sensory information through your eyes and by using the trick of saying the word out loud through your ears and the meaning. What is going on between the visual cortex at the back of the brain, the auditory cortex on the side, and the anterior temporal lobe where our sense of meaning resides?

6. Our bodies can adapt to our physical environment. This change can be encoded in our DNA and our bodies will remember it. What example is give in discussing this change?