NEW FRONTIERS CHAPTER 9 LEARNING OBJECTIVE By the end of the lesson, students will be able to Distinguishing facts from theories Explain the outline of the reading text PART ONE Introduction: What areas of the brain might a person use to compose music? To throw a ball? To paint a picture? What happens in human brain when people sleep? Why do people laugh? What do scientists say about human brain? The Human Brain-New Discoveries Pre Reading activity Hemisphere Neuroscientists Origin Insight Maturation Intuition Prose Colleague Insomnia exposed rotate repressed consonant dissonant mature wired Distinguishing Facts from theories As we discussed in the previous discussion, certain words or expressions in affirmative statement usually indicate the existence of facts—that is, information that has been proven accurate. Here are some more: Know sure prove show clear Objective certain scientific positive Other words can indicate theories—that is, ideas that believed by some people but have not been proven to be true. Here are some: Think subjective Likely possible theorize doubt probably possibly claim disagree imply Read the text entitled “The Human BrainNew Discoveries” Interactions 2, pp. 197-199 3.1. Write T on the lines before the statements that are true, while write F to those are false. ___ Different parts of the brain control different activities or parts of the body. ___ Most people don’t use all their creative ability. ___ Newly discovered memories from childhood are false memories. ___ The human brain is mature by the age of twelve. ___ There is no real difference between the brains of males and those of females. ___ Music appear to be the result of education. ___ Emotions may affect people’s physical health. Part Two http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/episode4/l aughter/index.html Summarize the text: Why do we laugh? In a 200 word paragraph, you will write your summary of the text. Part Three http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/episode3/ sleep/index.html After reading that article what is your comment on the human brain? Why do we sleep? What happens to our brain when we sleep? Rewrite the main idea of the text in one sentence.