Who We Are:
Mary L. McClendon and Dr. Mozzachiodi’s Lab Students
What We Did:
Discussed the lab functions, toured the lab, and met the students working in the lab that I will be observing/ assisting.
What We Learned:
The lab works with a snail called an Aplysia. A Neuron is a specialized cell in the body that transmits nerve impulses. The Human brain has billions of neurons while the brain of an Aplysia has only a few million neurons. This makes the brain of an Aplysia much easier to experiment on and locate specific information.
Questions We Have:
How has this study impacted our knowledge of the human brain?
Connections to Teaching:
This connects to science and the way our brain functions. TEKS 115.4 Health Education, Grade 2 (b) Knowledge and Skills (2.3) (B)