TAPP Radio Episode 20
Reading A&P Terms Out Loud Helps Reading Comprehension
0:43 | How many genes in the human genome?
4:12 | Free book of brain facts
6:50 | Expand the reach of this podcast
10:23 | Featured topic: Why students should read A&P terms out loud
20:57 | Binge much?
1 | Number of Genes in the Human Genome
New research increases the number of coding genes in the human genome up from around 19,000 or so genes to just over 21,000 genes.
- New human gene tally reignites debate (recent news item in Nature)
- Thousands of large-scale RNA sequencing experiments yield a comprehensive new human gene list and reveal extensive transcriptional noise (2017 unreviewed research preprint)
- Size of the human genome reduced to 19,000 genes (2014 new item from Science Daily)
- Multiple evidence strands suggest that there may be as few as 19 000 human protein-coding genes (2014 research article in Human Molecular Genetics)
2 | Free Book of Brain Facts
A great summary of basic concepts of neuroscience (with great pictures).
- Brain Facts (from Society of Neuroscience; has links to low- and high-resolution PDFs, audio files of previous editions, and requests for free print versions for educators)
3 | Expanding the World of TAPP Radio
I ask your help to spread the news and share this podcast with others who might be interested. Or complete strangers. Okay, maybe just folks you know who are actual A&P teachers or have related interests.
4 | Reading Key Terms Out Loud Helps Reading A&P
It sounds wacky, for sure, but reading complex terms out loud before reading the textbook can helps speed up reading and improve comprehension.
- Reading Information Aloud to Yourself Improves Memory (article from Neuroscience News)
- This time it’s personal: the memory benefit of hearing oneself (journal article in Memory)
- Reading Terms in A&P (post in The A&P Professor blog; has additional links to resources)
- Reading Scientific Terms (post in The A&P Student blog; you can provide this link to students)
- Word Lists Help Students Build Their Mental Lexicon (post in Patton’s Anatomy & Physiology blog
- Say It Out Loud 18 Times (post in o-log-y blog)
4 | Use Your Summer to Binge Listen to the Whole TAPP Radio Series!
Even if you’ve already heard them all, it’s worth your while to listen again, starting at Episode 1 and working your way through. If you know you’ve missed some previous episodes, that’s an even better reason to binge!
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