Entrance Slip

  1. What are the five senses? (2.5 marks)

The five senses are: Smell, Touch, Sight, Hearing and Taste

2. In your own words, describe the three sections of the ear AND how each section works to allow a person to hear. (3 marks)

The three sections of the ear are the: outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. The outer ear includes the visible part of your ear and contains the auricle. The eardrum separates the outer ear from the middle ear. It also includes the auditory canal. The middle ear has an air filled cavity. It also contains three small bones- the malleus, the incus and the stapes. The inner ear is made up of the cochlea and semicircular canals.

3.What does the autonomic nervous system control? (2.5 marks)

The autonomic nervous system controls the needed components and processes of the body such as digestion, heart rate, blood pressure and function of the internal organs.

4.What are schemata? (2 marks)

Our schemata is our thinking, thoughts, knowledge and understandings that represents us. As we become older, our schemata becomes more developed and matured as well as harder to change. It is how we are defined as individuals. Once was formed off of judgement and bias.

5.What part of the brain affects sleep, dreaming and respiration? (1 mark)

The pons in our brain affect our sleep, dreaming and respiration.

6.Describe the difference between the midbrain and the hindbrain. (4 marks)

The hindbrain holds and contains the oldest parts of our brain as we grow. It receives signals from the spinal cord and sends the information received to another part of the brain. The midbrain is located between the hindbrain and the forebrain, and contains major structures just like the hindbrain, except the midbrain also contains important cell bodies. They both receive information and send it to another portion of the brain. There locations are different though, and the midbrain contains cells, whereas the hindbrain, contains the oldest parts of our brain as it grows.

7.In your own words, describe the difference between sensation and perception, and give one example that explains your understanding. (4 marks)

Sensation occurs when our sensory receptors become stimulated which therefor produces nerve impulses that the brain receives. The brain then turns these impulses  into an image or sound, taste or smell, etc. This is how we are able to use our 5 senses. An example of this would be when your grandma bakes a fresh apple pie and you walk into her house. Immediately the smell hits you, and sends impulses to your brain, saying that something smells good and you want to eat it. Our nose would be sensory organ in this case.

Perception is the happening where the brain thought out, and organized neutral impulses. It is the brains reaction to a certain stimuli, in a more organized way.It is key in helping us make rational decisions and thought out choices. Related to physical stimuli and allows us to create emotion and memories. An example of this would be burning your hand on the stove. Once it happens and we feel the pain of getting burnt, our brain then gets the natural impulse to never do that again and creates a thoughtful decision. We then are hurt, which creates the emotional link to it, and will stay as a memory to know to never do again. It also links to sensation as well, because as we touch the stove, that is our physical sensation taking place.


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