chapter 3 reading prep work the purpose of this weekly work is to help
Chapter 3 Reading Prep Work
The purpose of this weekly work is to help you recall and articulate class
concepts, and to build deep understanding, long-term memory, and personal
connections with the concepts. Write 4-5 sentence responses to these questions,
and bring your work to class (either printed out, or be able to pull your work up
electronically). This work is due in D2L Brightspace the night before class each
Written (5 points): Full responses that show in-depth understanding, rewording
of the concepts into your own words, and strong connections of the content with
your own experience.
In-class (5-points): Attendance and full participation discussing the concepts and
your responses with a small group of peers, as well as participating in class
activities that day.
1. Describe - or draw - basic components of the nervous system. At
minimum, include these six terms: axon, dendrite, myelin,
neurotransmitter, cerebral cortex, hemispheres.
2. Consider a young person's motor skill development. It can be your own
child, a child in your life, or yourself (if you have an older family member
who remembers these). Talk about their motor skill milestones using
terminology that the authors use, and refer to dynamic systems theory.
3. Talk about the development (or research study) of depth perception in
infants in 4-5 sentences of detail. You can describe cues that infants use
to figure out and perceive depth, or the kind of research studies done with
depth perception. Your writing should include at least 2 terms from the
Depth section of our textbook on pages 81-82.
4. Find a Theory of Mind (TOM) false-belief test video online (or try one out
in person if you have a preschooler in your life!). Describe the test, the age
of the participant, and the results. How does that compare with the
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