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Core Concepts to Cover:

  1. Overview of the nervous system
  2. Brain structures
  3. Cerebral cortex and lobes of the brain
  4. Overview of the endocrine system
  5. Overview of genetics and evolution

Key Vocabulary to Cover

autonomic nervous system
central nervous system
peripheral nervous system
somatic nervous system
sympathetic nervous system
parasympathetic nervous system
neuron
cell body
synapse
axon
dendrites
glial cells
myelin sheath
neurotransmitters
limbic system
neuroplasticity
gene
chromosome
amygdala
brain stem
cerebellum
medulla
pons
cerebral cortex
corpus callosum
hypothalamus
frontal lobe
parietal lobe
temporal lobe
occipital lobe

Movies That Teach About Biopsychology and Neuroscience

  • Side Effects: Biopsychology, neurotransmitters, depression, criminal insanity, and ethics
  • Dopamine: Physiology, pheromones, neurotransmitters, and love
  • Concussion: Biopsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, concussions, and ethics
  • Lucy: Biopsychology and cognition
  • Ex Machina: Cognition, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science
  • Transcendence: Consciousness and cognitive science
  • Robot & Frank: Aging, cognition, memory, dementia, cognitive science, and moral development
  • Silver Lining Playbook: Bipolar disorder, medication management for mental illness

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April 02, 2020

 

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