VISUALIZING THE BRAIN THROUGHOUT HISTORY (intriguing post from Brainpickings)
WOW! That was an intense film! While it is still fresh in YOUR brain, please WRITE A REFLECTION and use the following to guide you. (you can also refer to our TodaysMeet archive and Tweets)
1. Try to pinpoint some IMPLICATIONS (postive and negative) of the “knowledge” acquired.
2. How did the film address the following?
– where the knowledge come from (experiments? studies? observation?)
– how knowledge is acquired / stored (role of emotion, senses, memory, reasoning, etc.)
– problems (bias? stereotyping? faulty reasoning? assumptions?)
– how claims could affect OTHER disciplines or how they relate to the “linking questions” such as belief, certainty, ethics, technology, etc.)
Here’s a relevant TED talk I found recently: Jon Ronson, “Strange Answers to the Psychopath Test”
3. Finally, what are some ADDITIONAL questions, concerns, personal thoughts and reactions you have to any of the topics addressed? What was the most interesting thing to you and is something you might want to research further? Have you any personal connections to the claims made (example: have you ever felt, while playing sports, you were in “the zone”?)
IN YOUR BLOG BUDDY GROUPS
1. Check out eachothers’ brain curation blog post assignments and make a comment on each.
2. Together, choose one of the choices listed below related to the brain, neuroscience, memory, the singularity, etc. (something relevant to the film) and post it to our TOK DP1 GROUP in DIIGO. Then, practice annotating collaboratively with colored stickies in your blog buddy groups. (If it’s a video, then you need to write in the times relevant to each comment)
***You can investigate the article by looking for:
– knowledge claims made
– who is making them?
– how are they justifying their claims?
– what are some possible issues you might see with their claims?
– what are the possible implications of these findings? (pos and neg)?
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