Could Your Brain Repair Itself?

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Is your brain running a little slow? Just reboot it and you'll be good to go. This advice may sound ridiculous, but by watching this video you will learn how through a process called neurogenesis, adult brains are able repair and replace damaged cells, which has possible applications in the treatment of different neurological diseases.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add this video to a biology or psychology lesson series on the physiology of the human brain
  • After watching this video, have the class investigate other stem cell research currently being performed
  • Use this video and short assessment as a homework assignment in your flipped classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Video assumes viewers have a basic understanding of cell biology and the anatomy of the human brain
Pros

  • Fun animations support the content being presented and engage viewers
  • Included with the video is a brief assessment offering five multiple choice and three free-response questions
  • TED-Ed allows teachers to design their own customized lessons based on the video
Cons

  • None