Four inquiry-based laboratories are described that introduce students to the properties of human brain cells. These experiments require no technical equipment, are inexpensive and safe, and introduce students to genuine research using neuropsychological investigations as a means of studying the properties of brain cells. Students design and conduct an experiment using optical illusions to explore the activity and response of specific nerve cells of the visual system. Some of the successes and pitfalls of such an activity are discussed.
Research Article| August 01 2010
Picking Your Classmate's Brain: Four Inquiry-Based Experiments about the Human Brain
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (6): 350–355.
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Annie Prud'homme-Géénééreux; Picking Your Classmate's Brain: Four Inquiry-Based Experiments about the Human Brain. The American Biology Teacher 1 August 2010; 72 (6): 350–355. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.6.7
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