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Test Frequency in the A&P Course | Episode 33

Test Frequency in the A&P Course

TAPP Radio Episode 33

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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

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Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. (Will Durant)


1 |Hair color inheritance

3.5 minutesred-haired boy

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

0.5 minute

American Association of Anatomists

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

3 minutes

Sensory homunculus

Sensory homunculus

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

1.5 minutes

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

0.5 minutes

HAPS logoThe 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.

Anatomy & Physiology Society  |  theAPprofessor.org/haps


6 | Test frequency in the A&P course

13.5 minutes

tests & exams Listener Krista Rompolski calls in and asks Kevin for his opinion on the best frequency of tests for the undergraduate A&P course.

Here are some previous episodes outlining Kevin’s testing practices (and why he does it that way):

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.




1 minute

  • Summer Neuroscience Workshop
  • Ganglion cells in the retina
  • Powering up our dissection activities
    • Dissection lists
    • Pre-dissection activity


4 minutes

  • Mindi Fried weighs in on the value of preview episodes.
  • As we approach the anniversary of this podcast, let’s hear what you think!
    • podcast@theAPprofessor
    • 1.833.LION.DEN (1.833.546.6336)

Word Dissections

6 minutes

  • Suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)
  • Melanopsin
    • Rhodopsin
    • Photopsin
  • Circadian

Book Club

3 minutes

  • 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)

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