Best Toys for Baby Start Assignment
Writing Assignment #1: Best Toys for Baby Start Assignment
Follow this link to a YouTube video: Best Toys for 2 year-olds?
Watch the video (approx.. 1-min) which reports on the effects of 2 year-olds interacting with high tech, electronically enhanced toys. Respond to the following writing prompt by writing a 250 word essay.
Describe the segment by using the scientific method. In your answer, identify the independent and dependent variables in the study. There were at least two dependent variables and one independent variable, what were they specifically? What conclusions did the team reach regarding toys (are traditional or electronically enhanced toys better for development? Why?)? What are some possible extraneous variables may have influenced the results of this study? Imagine you were going to replicate this study, what is another independent variable you would consider exploring related to the impact of toys on childhood development?
Writing Assignment #2: Comparing Functional Imaging Neuroscience Techniques Start Assignment
Describe the fMRI technique and explain what types of data can be collected using this technique. How does fMRI data relate to behavior? What are the advantages/disadvantages of fMRI relative to a CT or PET scan? Your answer must be at least 250 words.