Attention and Sensory Processing

Grade Level: 9 - 12 Age Range: 14 - 19 Lesson Length: 1 class

The brain integrates sensory information in ways that we do not always recognize consciously. This activity utilizes multimedia devices in order to explain how the brain takes in sensory information. Students will learn about how the brain can change information provided by the senses.

2015 Brain Awareness Week video 3rd Place winner Your Sixth Sense explains the concept of proprioception - our sense of ourselves and how we know where our hand is even when we can't see it. It's a fun introduction to sensory processing. Catch the references to Spiderman? See all the winners at www.sfn.org/News-and-Calendar/Neuroscience-Quarterly/Fall-2015/Brain-Awareness-Video-Contest.
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Attention and Sensory Processing