Week 1 (17 – 21 Oct): Blogging for the AP

Howdy y’all!

Blogging is a good way of casually & informally formulating & focusing your thoughts on a topic. Of course, the topic that concerns us all is the AP Psychology exam in May 2012. I will be blogging my thoughts on the topics that we are studying in class & those that are coming up.

Pig Brain Dissection

I love dissecting the brains. I’m always freaked out a little given the brain‘s central position in our functioning. I mean it is an animal’s brain! Not its heart, stomach, eyes, or lungs. But, it is fascinating, too. I love it because you can find so many of the structures that we study in class.

One of my favorite things to do is look at how closely the cerebellum & the brain stem, especially the Pons & the medulla, are connected. This is easily seen if your carefully and slowly separate the cerebellum from the rest of the brain. Also, the corpus callosum is amazingly big. The illustrations in the textbook don’t do it justice.

Other Stuff

Well, this is a good start. I’ll try & post some dissection pictures later in the week. I’ll also be putting up model vocabulary pages, too.

Looking forward to it!

Mr M.