Web Exercises

1. Split-Brain Simulation

The following video describes split-brained patients and provides a tutorial for how to simulate what it may be like for a person with two independent hemispheres. You may want students to complete the simulation and report on their experience.


2. Brain Imaging Techniques

This 2-minute video covers the basics of CT scans, MRI, PET, and fMRI. It is an excellent complement to the material covered in the text on this topic.


3. Phrenology

In this clip from Django Unchained, plantation owner Calvin Candie discusses phrenology to explain slavery. It not only underscores phrenology as a pseudoscience, but can also be used as a talking point about scientific racism.