0:41 | Hair color inheritance
7:07 | Sponsored by AAA
7:21 | Building body maps
10:14 | Preview episodes
11:39 | Sponsored by HAPS
12:11 | Featured: Test frequency in the A&P course
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. (Will Durant)
1 |Hair color inheritance
New information about the inheritance of red hair shows that there’s a lot more to it than just having two copies of the red-hair version of the gene MC1R. A lot more. Maybe its not just polygenic, but perhaps omnigenic.
- Hair colour gene study sheds new light on roots of redheads’ locks (summary of the update) my-ap.us/2zYXkeL
- Genome-wide study of hair colour in UK Biobank explains most of the SNP heritability (the research article in Nature Communications) my-ap.us/2zWWIpU
2 | Sponsored by AAA
The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at anatomy.org
3 | Building body maps
It turns out that all that kicking inside the uterus during the last trimester of pregnancy has a role in the mapping of our body in the somatosensory cortex.
- Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies (summary of the update; includes videos) my-ap.us/2A0t8jv
- Newborn babies’ brain responses to being touched on the face measured for the first time (some related news) my-ap.us/2zWX3ZI
- Developmental trajectory of movement-related cortical oscillations during active sleep in a cross-sectional cohort of pre-term and full-term human infants (the research article in Scientific Reports) my-ap.us/2A0lcib
4 | Preview episodes
If you haven’t been listening to the preview episodes released shortly before each full episode, try them out! Then let me know what you think.
5 | Sponsored by HAPS
The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast. Did you know there’s a one-day regional HAPS conference in March? Check it out. You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there.
6 | Test frequency in the A&P course
Here are some previous episodes outlining Kevin’s testing practices (and why he does it that way):
- Episode 1 | Intro | Spaced Retrieval Practice
- Episode 2 | Testing As a Teaching Strategy
- Episode 3 | Pre-Tests Power-Boost Learning
- Episode 4 | Cumulative Tests Make Learning Last
- Episode 7 | Teaching For Long-Term Learning
Here’s the episode in which The Learning Scientists talk about the value of retrieval practice
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Preview of Episode 34
Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on powering up how we do dissection activities. There’s more… a few content updates… plus feedback from listener Mindi Fried, some word dissections and a recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club.
- Summer Neuroscience Workshop
- Ganglion cells in the retina
- Powering up our dissection activities
- Dissection lists
- Pre-dissection activity
- Mindi Fried weighs in on the value of preview episodes.
- As we approach the anniversary of this podcast, let’s hear what you think!
- 1.833.LION.DEN (1.833.546.6336)
- Suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)
- The Physician (The Cole Trilogy Book 1) by Noah Gordon
- Book details: amzn.to/2LzEvDO
- Historical fiction
- Story of a European who studies medicine under Persian physician Avicenna (Ibn Sina)
Last updated: December 22, 2018 at 15:01 pm