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  1. Warm Up • What is the purpose of neurons? • List the 5 ways psychologists can study the brain. • Which part of your brain makes you shiver when you come in Ms. Pierrot’s room and it is -5 degrees?

  2. Enrichment

  3. Quote of the Week! • “The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions.”

  4. Endocrine System • Another way the body communicates (in addition to the nervous system) • Uses hormones • Sends messages through blood stream • Much slower process than nervous system

  5. Hormones • Chemicals which carry the messages throughout the blood steam

  6. Pituitary Gland

  7. Pituitary Gland • Main gland • Controls the output of hormones by other glands • Links Nervous System with Endocrine System • Tiny in size, HUGE in importance!!!!

  8. Thyroid Gland • Produces thyroxin • Linked to metabolism and growth • Not enough thyroxin  sluggish (hypothyroidism) • Too much thyroxin  hyper (hyperthyroidism)

  9. Adrenal Gland • Deal with emotions such as anger and fear • Produces adrenaline and noradrenaline, as well as cortical steroids • Handle emergencies

  10. Sex Glands • Testes (male)- Testosterone • Muscle and bone growth, male characteristics • Ovaries (female)- Estrogen, Progesterone • Reproductive Cycle

  11. Working Together… Fight OR Flight? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2GywoS77qc • http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/fight-or-flight.htm

  12. Nervous and Endocrine • Read through the attached article independently or quietly with your partner • Create the following chart on a sheet of paper

  13. The Brain-Documentary http://movies.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=60023414&trkid=13462100&t=National%2BGeographic%253A%2BThe%2BHuman%2BBody&tctx=-99%2C-99%2Cda9d4e73-667c-4339-beec-e04d468f297e-19512275 1- Why does Scott have to have surgery? 2- Why does he have to be awake during surgery? 3-What parts of the brain is the tumor near? 4-What could happen if certain areas of the brain are damaged during surgery?

  14. Exit Ticket • How can the brain be studied to better understand athletic abilities? Choose any sport and describe the role the brain plays.