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Busy Brain

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Introduction

Your brain is the control center of your body. It is the boss. Your brain sends "messages" to other parts of your body, and vice versa. In this lesson, you will learn more about how your brain receives and sends signals to your body.


Exploration

Go to Colors, Colors from the Neuroscience for Kids site. Here you will do an activity that involves the “Stroop Effect,” a brainteaser of sorts.

First read the text explanation of the “Stroop Effect” at the top of the page. Then, test yourself to see how quickly you can name the color of each word.

Now click on and do the Interactive Stroop Effect Experiment. Read the instructions on the page before doing the first test.

Now go to and read Pain and Why It Hurts. You should read just the first yellow box of text on the page.

Go to Probe the Brain on the PBS site. You should read that page. Then click on and do the activity.

Now go to Your Brain and Nervous System, on the KidsHealth website. You should read the first page and then click the "continue" button at the bottom of the page to read the next pages.

As you read these sections, look for evidence to support the idea that the brain is the boss of the body and how it communicates with the rest of the body.


This esheet is a part of the The Busy Brain lesson.

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