Theme 2 - Brain plasticity
Article published on 5 November 2020
last modification on 27 November 2020

by F. Touihrat

 Final task

The Minister for Health wishes to launch a national campaign about how new technologies could help prevent and/or cure Alzheimer’s disease.

You belong to their Cabinet and your task is to make a summary on this subject for the Minister’s information.

As the Minister does not have so much time to read any paper (guess why!), your summary should be in the form of a 5-minute video, inspired by a popular [1] scientific show (Bill Nye the Science Guy / Brainiac: Science Abuse / C’est pas sorcier / etc.).

Your video is to hand in on Google Classroom.

 November 6th

Introduction

 November 13th

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains
Neuroplasticity and Technology: How Our Brains Respond

Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer’s
May smartphones help to maintain memory in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease?
Video and Mobile Games and Neuroplasticity: What is the Connection?

 November 27th

As an intermediate report, the Minister wants to know how you deal with the tasks they give you. You are then to produce today a short report (1 page max.) of two parts:

  • a diagram showing the main pieces of information you found so far about Alzheimer’s disease, new techs and brain plasticity and the links between them
  • the way you envision making your video (scenario draft for example)

On Classroom