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Web Exercise #1: Myths and Facts Surrounding Menopause and Hormones
LO 15.1 Summarize age-related physical changes during middle adulthood.
Directions: This activity may be done individually. Chapter 15 discusses reproductive changes that middle-aged men and women experience. Menopause can be very frustrating to go through, as the symptoms may appear at any time. In the following TEDx talk, Michelle Warren discusses the myths and facts surrounding menopause hormones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcD0XkIpls0
- What are some of the myths?
- What are the facts?
- What was the most interesting thing you learned from this talk?
Web Exercise #2: Train your brain
LO 15.4 Analyze changes in cognitive capacities during middle adulthood, including attention, memory, processing speed, and expertise.
Directions: This activity must be done individually. Chapter 15 discusses changes in cognitive capacities during middle adulthood, including attention, memory, processing speed, and expertise. Each of these slow as adults age and can be a challenge for adults returning to higher education. The purpose of this exercise is to explore an app designed to train your brain. Download Lumosity to your smartphone. If you do not have a smartphone, you may play the game online. Spend time each day for one week exploring the activities. Then, come to class ready to discuss your experience. What did you like about the app? What did you learn? Is brain training possible? Could this app and others like it act as a protective factor for intelligence and aging?