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The Teenage Brain

I have not yet finished watching this conversation, but the teen brain has long intrigued me, and I appreciate the relaxed format of the conversation.

As per the youtube page: Vassar alums Lisa Kudrow ’85 and Abby Baird ’91 have a conversation about Baird’s research on the teenage brain and its implications for parenting strategies. Filmed before a live audience in the Alumnae house Pub on the Vassar campus.

Ready for Prime Time

[5/3 UPDATE: A number of my posts have referenced Frances Jenkins, and she is included in the slide show below. On March 1, 2010, NPR’s Morning Edition had a five minute interview with Jenkins about The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet.]

This is the slide show that will accompany three interactive sessions spread out over April and May with a class of high school students. The sessions will cover The Teen Brain, followed by the limbic system, and finishing with the impact of drugs and alcohol on the teen brain.

I tend to not include many transitions in slide shows, but the transitions in this slide show are part of the impact of the presentation, and wish they transferred upon the upload to slideshare. For instance, the revealing of slides 17 to 20 helps bring home the point of the limbic system, and slides 24 through 29 display one word at a time, each with an effect related to the meaning of the word. After each new word is displayed, the high schoolers will be using their laptops to take self-portraits of themselves making a face to represent the emotion.

Slideshare houses my presentations, though I have yet to figure out how to get the presentation notes to display. Below are the URLs for the video clips and web sites. Hmm, just thought of a creative exercise to use with my Presentation Communication class next fall – here is a slide show without the presentation notes, now you make up the oral component!

slide 5 video clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy994HpFudc

slide 8 video clip
http://www.loni.ucla.edu/~thompson/DEVEL/dynamic.html

All of the Frances Jensen video clips can be accessed from:
http://www.childrenshospital.org/patientsfamilies/Site1393/mainpageS1393P316sublevel357.html

slide 23 video clip comes from Tom Wujec’s TED Talk at:
http://www.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_on_3_ways_the_brain_creates_meaning.html

and the Wizard of Oz clip comes from:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOKK8mAkiUI

While not referenced in this presentation, I highly recommend Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk at:
http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

and for entertainment while learning, Pinky & the Brain explain the parts of the brain at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li5nMsXg1Lk