What is classical conditioning?
Is conditioning okay to use on humans?
What are reflexes?
Can we unlearn reflexes and conditioning?
What is operant conditioning?
How much of learning is just trial and error?
Is punishment effective?
Can we learn just by watching?
Are "ah-ha" moments real?
Can you learn without realizing your learning?
Do celebrities have responsibility to fans due to their influence?
Systems of Memory
What makes a memory memorable?
How does the brain store knowledge?
How does memory become corrupted or altered?
Long term memory
How does something go from short term to long term memory?
Are skills long term or short term memory?
Can we improve long term memory?
Is emotion stored as memory or active always in the brain?
Why is memory unreliable?
Can you remember something against your will?
How do we access memories we've almost forgotten?
Can we alter our memories purposefully?
Why do we forget things?
Can we choose to forget things?
Can we remember something after forgetting it?
Can we prevent memory loss with older age?
Consider using the text The Brain that Changes Itself along with this unit.
Consider including the Silver Spring Monkeys study to this unit (neuroplasticity), as well as challenging students to inquire about animal testing.