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Drugs and the Brain

Drugs and the Brain

This site provides great animations in a tutorial format. The Learning Object (LO) is a great teaching tool because it gives a comprehensive view of drug interactions in the brain.  It shows the information in an organized way to help facilitate learning.  It has animations that go along with text and the user can select from 15 different languages.  The user can easily choose which drug they want to learn about, and go at the...

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Mandy Hertel
Mandy Hertel (Faculty)
2 years ago
This is an excellent site to use when covering states of consiousness and psychoactive drugs. The animation and brief description helps show drug use impacts on how the brain works, what parts of the brain are impacted, what neurotransmitters are impacted, and consequences. I plan to try this in my next semester and see if it helps students with connecting our neurobiology chapter learning to the above stated concepts. I do as much connecting as possible in every chapter through lecture examples and text images but I hope to see a better connection using this tool. The interactive nature of the resource allows the student to interact with the material in any order they choose and keeps them engaged. Assign the exploration of the material, provide some critical thinking prompts to answer or discuss in small groups and watch students connect the dots!
Time spent reviewing site: 30 min
Jay Holden
Jay Holden (Staff)
13 years ago
Overall, this site is outstanding. One of my students referred me to it and I have used in as a Learning Object in my classroom ever since. My students have found it helpful at looking at the synaptic interactions as well.

Technical Remarks:

Flash required but the LO is very smooth and well designed
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 2 hours