Monthly Archives: December 2014

Post Of The week – Sunday 28th December 2014

1) A calorie is not just a calorie A friend of ours came round to visit just before Christmas. She is a student nurse. She is particularly interested in the impact of nutrition on health. She had a couple of interesting things to say about some of the content we cover in the A2 Eating […]

Post Of The Week – Sunday 21st December 2014

A day or so late, but it is the holidays. 1) Thomas Insel – Best Of 2014 Thomas Insel starts this article with some sobering figures. Worldwide, Ebola has killed about 6,000 people. Last year, about 800,000 people killed themselves. From this sobering start, Insel finds some good news to report. He talks about […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 13th December 2014

1) Understanding Other People’s Actions In A2, we learn about mirror neurons. The AQA line, which we repeat in lessons, is that the mirror neuron system is fundamental to social cognition because it enables our brains to shadow the actions or expressions of others and understand what they are thinking and feeling. James Kilner from […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 6th December, 2014

1) Pre-Frontal Cortex, Limbic System And Criticism From Your Parents In A2, we have just finished looking at biological explanations of social cognition. The big idea is that the limbic system organises our emotional responses while our prefrontal cortex inhibits and regulates them. Adolescence is the time when these systems reorganise themselves. This means that […]