During this Webinar, Steven Moore, Ph.D. will demonstrate "New Neurons for You After All," a newly released e-lab funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The e-lab is being offered online by Science Approach through its e-learning system. In the e-lab, students replicate research conducted by Elizabeth Gould, Ph.D., on the effects of exercise and social living conditions on neurogenesis in rats. During the Webinar, Dr. Moore will demonstrate the components of the Moodle-based e-lab: (1) a brief tutorial on the history of neurogenesis research and the methods used by scientists to identify newly born neurons; (2) an introduction to the experimental design employed to conduct the research; (3) a tutorial on how to identify BrdU-labeled cells in thin slices of rat hippocampal tissue; (4) a digital image analysis module in which students use ImageJ to count newly born neurons in research images and send the counts to an online database; (5) a statistical analysis module in which students use Rpad to check and graph their research results; and (6) a summary lesson in which students come to conclusions about the research they have conducted, propose an additional research hypothesis about neurogenesis that could be tested by a scientist, and write a brief essay about the societal implications of this research.
New Neurons for You After All: A New Approach to Online Neuroscience Instruction
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST
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