Sunday, 11 August 2013

A Guest Speaker paid us a visit

On Thursday, last week, Laura Anderson, a neuropsychologist came and spoke to all the grade 3/4's about emotional health. Laura brought a 3D model of the brain with her and many of our questions were about the physiology of the human brain.

Laura clearly explained to us why she wanted to become a psychologist and the many different ways she helps people through her work.
Even after she left we still had many questions for Laura, which she said we could email to her :)

Questions for Laura:
What is the common age to get problems with your brain?
Why do you like being a psychologist and why do you think the brain is cool?
What are some of the main problems that can happen with the brain?
Is crying good for your emotional health?
Do different psychologists work with you?
How do psychologists’ access brain links?
How do you keep your brain healthy?
How does the brain grow?
What is emotional health and does it involve your thoughts?
Do you live longer if you stay fit?
Do you live longer if you work on your emotional health?
What type of things do you do as a psychologist?
Do you stay healthier if you do sport?
Do you live longer if you’re sad or think negative thoughts?
What’s more important – physical or emotional health?

What sort of questions would you like to ask about psychology and the human brain?

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  1. Is it useful to "challenge" your brain? For example, I like to do Sudokus which can be quite challenging.

    Mrs Yore

    1. Yes, because it makes your brain smarter - Travis
      It makes your brain healthier because you know more information - Adam
      Yes, because if you challenge your brain, then new information can come in - Alex

    2. If your brain is challenged, then you will get challenged - Jamie

  2. Your questions display that you have thought very carefully about this session and Laura's discussion with you has an impact on your thinking.
    My question is related to age.
    "As we get older we often have to exercise in different ways to prevent injury. Do we have to alter what we do as we get older to keep our brains active and enable our emotional wellbeing. Has she any recommendations?"

  3. Great questions, here aare a couple more:
    Can you repair any part of your brain if it has been damaged?
    Can you train your brain to work better than it does now?
    Would love to know if you get the answers to any more of your questions!!
    Keep challenging your 'grey matter!'
    Mrs Bellesini :)


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