Module 5 Discussion
Why school should start later for teens
Sleep... Who needs an introduction? Watch the TEDTalk to get interested in these important concepts within this module, and then answer the questions.
Successfully completing this activity demonstrates achievement of Module Outcomes 2 and 3.
Watch TED Talk Wendy Troxel - Why school should start later for teens (Links to an external site.) [Video file, 10:33 mins]. Retrieved from: https://www.ted.com/talks/wendy_troxel_why_school_should_start_later_for_teens/transcript (Links to an external site.)
For your assignment, share your thoughts about what Wendy claims in the TED Talk. Do you agree? Disagree? Tell us why.
Describe the major effects of sleep deprivation in humans. Share an example of a time when this has happened to you. In your writing, describe why deficits in vigilance and motivation lead to cognitive deficits? Give an example as part of your discussion answer.
If you were a sleep researcher studying sleep in various organisms, how would you define sleep? As part of your definition, identify the four conclusions that have resulted from the comparative analysis of sleep.
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EEG Readings from a Sleep Deprivation Study. [Photograph]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/search/139_1902361/
Sleep study. This study aims to determine the cause of temporary pauses in breathing (or sleep apnea) during sleep. Electrical activity in the heart, brain, facial muscles and neck is measured.. [Photograph]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/search/181_763779/
Consult Discussion Criteria and the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. This is a “post first” discussion forum. You must submit your initial post before you can view other students’ posts.
Remember to properly cite and reference your sources in APA format!
This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 35% of your final course grade.
Keep the following points in mind when working in the discussion forums:
Postings should display originality in thought and insightful synthesis.
Postings should demonstrate understanding of key concepts.
Responses should be original and stimulate discussion.