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  1. The Brain

  2. Do Now • Read article about Junior Seau and his brain disease • Discuss

  3. Homework Due Today • Create 12 flashcards using these 6 areas of the brain: • Cerebrum • Cerebellum • Brain stem • Limbic System • Thalamus • Hypothalamus • One one card, write the part of the brain. On a SEPARATE card, write the action of that region of the brain

  4. Game Time! • Partner up and play memory! • Shuffle cards and spread them out on the table • Have fun!

  5. Review • The area of the brain that is the site of intelligence and learning • Cerebrum • Coordination of muscles and movement • Cerebellum • The body’s functions continue when you are asleep or unconscious • Brain stem • Emotions, behavior and memory • Limbic System • Receives messages from sensory receptors throughout the body and then relays the information to the proper regions of the cerebrum • Thalamus • Control center for recognition and analysis of hunger, thirst, fatigue, anger and body temp. • Hypothalamus

  6. Spinal Cord • The main function of the spinal cord is to be the main link between the brain and the rest of the body • Spinal column is created by vertebrae, vertebral disks and spinal cord

  7. Alzheimer’s Disease • Disease that attacks the brain • Most common form of dementia • Dementia – the general term for a decrease in mental ability • There is medication that can help ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s

  8. Alzheimer’s • Interactive Alzheimer's Tour

  9. Concussions • A minor traumatic brain injury (TBI); occurs when a head hits an object or a moving object strikes the head • In most cases, the victim never loses consciousness • The effect on the brain

  10. Concussions • Review concussion handout

  11. Symptoms • Confusion • Fatigue • Headache • Loss of consciousness • Nausea/vomiting • Memory loss

  12. Symptoms • More Severe… • Seizures • Muscle weakness • Coma • Unequal pupils • Unusual eye movement