APSEM 2/27

Choose one section of “Scents and Sensibility”
-A Large Family of Odorant Receptor Genes
-A Topographic Map in the Olfactory Bulb
-A Receptor Choice and the Topographic Map
-The Singular and Stable Choice of Receptor
-Cloning a Mouse From an Olfactory Sensory Neuron
-Olfaction in the Fly: a Functional Map in the Antennal Lobe
-Spatial Representations and Innate Behavior

All read conclusion
1) Summarize the scientific findings
2) Explain the methodology
3) Come up with two questions that relate what you read back to an idea from class about perception

To help with #3, use some of our connections from class below:

Attitudes Towards Muslim Women in the West
How perceptions can change -> (3D art)
Perspectives shape perception ->(Historian as Participant)
Information distortion -> (Scents and Sensibility)
Need multiple perspectives for a cohesive account -> (Historian as Participant)

Alice in Wonderland
Environment effects perception -> (Extra Sensory Perception)
Environment effects perception -> (3D art)

Historian as Participant
Perspective shapes perception -> (Attitudes 2 Muslim Women in West)
Multiple perspectives needed to create a cohesive version -> (Attitudes 2 Muslim Women in West)

3D Art
Environment effects perception -> (Alice in Wonderland)
Initial perceptions can change -> (Attitudes 2 Muslim woemn in west)
Literal version of perception can shape perspective -> (Historian as Participant)
Brain can perceive something incorrectly -> (Scents and Sensibility)

Scents and Sensibility
Brain’s perception of senses -> (Extra Sensory Perception)
We can perceive something incorrectly -> (3D art)
Information distortion -> (Attitudes 2 Muslim Women in West)

Extra Sensory Perception
Brain’s perception of senses -> (Scents and Sensibility)
Environment effects perception -> (Alice in Wonderland)


Advisory 2/14

Hi Documentary Film advisory!
Watch a few of the short documentaries below. Afterwards, we’ll talk about what makes a good short movie about a real life subject.

AP Seminar – Monday Feb. 12

Hi everyone,

I’m going to have to miss class today for a field trip, but here’s what you need to have done for class tomorrow:

  • Read and annotate “Through the Looking Glass” from your Stimulus Packet. Make sure you annotate with the lenses and ideas we identified in class on Friday using the 3D art.
  • Read and annotate “Extra Sensory Perception” the same way.
  • Read and annotate “Attitudes Toward Muslim Women in the West” the same way.

All three of these can be found in the stimulus packet. Make sure you’re using those lenses and the vocabulary we used on Friday to help you in your annotations. I’ll check your work tomorrow.

9A – Serial Episode 5

Hi 9A,

Sorry I’m not here today to help with this, but you can do it without me. Here are the directions:

1. Use your phones to go to episode 5 of Serial (https://serialpodcast.org/season-one/5/route-talk)

2. You only need to listen to the first 28 minutes of the episode. The rest gets pretty boring. Sarah even says so around minute 28. (Of course, you’re  more than welcome to listen to the rest of the episode while you work if you’re interested in it.)

3) Whoever is covering class will have handed you a map with a call log on it. Use the directions to plot out the points on the map where Adnan’s cell phone would’ve been when it “pinged” the nearest cell phone tower. The directions show you how to do this, but here’s an example:

Above is cell tower L698. Let’s say the call log says Adnan sent/received a call that pinged tower L698A. The red dot is where you’d plot it because “A” = North/northeast. All these directions are written down in the map and call log you have in front of you.

4) When you’ve finished plotting the dots on the map, use the image below to corroborate Jay’s timeline of the day Hae was killed with what your map shows about the locations of Adnan’s cell phone. How do they match up with each other? (Click on the image below to make it bigger.)

Or use this link to find more clear versions of the time lines: https://serialpodcast.org/maps/timelines-january-13-1999

Do as much as you can in class today and we’ll talk about what we’ve found tomorrow. Thank you for your hard work today!