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ESE370: Learning & the Brain

ESE370: Week 4 – Discussion 2

Week 4 – Discussion 2

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Chemicals in the Brain that Impact Learning and Memory

Based on your assigned topic below, locate an article in the Ashford Library (Links to an external site.). Summarize the journal article and discuss how this chemical can affect learning and memory. Provide a specific example of how this chemical can hinder or enhance the learning. What activity or strategy can you use in design or facilitation/teaching to increase or decrease this chemical within the brain to support learning? You may find a relevant article listed in the recommended resources. If you need assistance using the library to find an article, please watch this library tutorial, Choosing Articles and Revising Results (Links to an external site.).

Article Choice Grouping (by the first letter of the last name):

A- D: Article 1Article 1: Acetylcholine
E – H: Article 2Article 2: Serotonin
I – M: Article 3Article 3: Norepinephrine
N- S: Article 4Article 4: Cortisol
T – Z: Article 5Article 5: Dopamine


Guided Response: 
Review two of your classmates’ posts and analyze the connections they have made between the findings of their article and the textbook. Do you agree or disagree with their findings and interpretation? Why or why not? Relate the findings to your own experience (either personally or professionally).

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