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Mind Over Matter: Hallucinogens

Mind Over Matter: Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens powerfully affect the brain, distorting the way our five senses work ... (more)

Hallucinogens powerfully affect the brain, distorting the way our five senses work and changing our impressions of time and space. When people use these drugs a lot they may have a hard time concentrating, communicating, or telling the difference between reality and illusion. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
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Mind Over Matter
Provider:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Mind Over Matter: Inhalants

Mind Over Matter: Inhalants

Maybe you haven't heard of inhalants, but you probably come across them ... (more)

Maybe you haven't heard of inhalants, but you probably come across them pretty often. Hair spray, gasoline, spray paint -- they are all inhalants, and so are lots of other everyday products. Many inhalants have a strong smell. That's why they're called inhalants: Some people inhale the vapors on purpose. Why would anyone do this? Because the chemicals in these vapors can change the way the brain works, and those changes can make people feel very happy for a short time. But inhalants can also do harm. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Mind Over Matter
Provider:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Mind Over Matter: Marijuana

Mind Over Matter: Marijuana

You may have heard it called pot, weed, grass, ganja or skunk, ... (more)

You may have heard it called pot, weed, grass, ganja or skunk, but marijuana by any other name is still a drug that affects the brain. Did you know marijuana can cause some people to lose focus on events around them? It makes others more aware of their physical sensations, and it has still more effects on other people. All these different changes are caused by chemicals that affect the brain. More than 400 chemicals are in the average marijuana plant. When smoked, heat produces even more of them! (less)

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Mind Over Matter
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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Mind Over Matter: Methamphetamine

Mind Over Matter: Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is a powerful drug. It acts by changing how the brain ... (more)

Methamphetamine is a powerful drug. It acts by changing how the brain works. It also speeds up many functions in the body. Methamphetamine has a chemical structure that is similar to another drug called amphetamine that I explore in my magazine on stimulants. Methamphetamine can cause lots of harmful things, including inability to sleep, paranoia, aggressiveness, and hallucinations. (less)

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Mind Over Matter
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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Mind Over Matter: Opiates

Mind Over Matter: Opiates

Opiates are made from opium, which comes from the poppy plant. They ... (more)

Opiates are made from opium, which comes from the poppy plant. They can have important medical benefitsÄthey're powerful painkillers, they are sometimes prescribed to control severe diarrhea, and they can also be found in cough medicine. Maybe you've heard of drugs called Vicodin, morphine or codeine. These are examples of opiates. When used properly for medical purposes, they can be very helpful. Opiates used without a doctor's prescription or in ways other than how they are prescribed, can be dangerous and addictive. (less)

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Mind Over Matter
Provider:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Mind Over Matter: Prescription Drug Abuse

Mind Over Matter: Prescription Drug Abuse

Doctors decide how much of a drug to give a person based ... (more)

Doctors decide how much of a drug to give a person based on that persons age, size, and medical history. By doing so, doctors oversee the safe and proper use of prescription drugs. Abuse is when someone takes a prescription drug without a doctors prescription or in a way or amount that is different from what was prescribed. Abuse of prescription drugs can have serious and harmful health effects, including poisoning and even death. (less)

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Mind Over Matter
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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Mind Over Matter: Prescription Drug Abuse Activity

Mind Over Matter: Prescription Drug Abuse Activity

Based upon what they've learned about prescription drug abuse, students will complete ... (more)

Based upon what they've learned about prescription drug abuse, students will complete a web hunt for myths and facts about prescription drugs and take a quiz. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Mind Over Matter
Provider:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Mind Over Matter: Stimulants Activity

Mind Over Matter: Stimulants Activity

Help your children/students better understand the symptoms and consequences of stimulant abuse ... (more)

Help your children/students better understand the symptoms and consequences of stimulant abuse by having them fill in the missing blanks of this diagnostic report. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Mind Over Matter
Provider:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Mind Over Matter: Teacher's Guide

Mind Over Matter: Teacher's Guide

The "Mind Over Matter" series includes eight colorful, glossy magazines, each of ... (more)

The "Mind Over Matter" series includes eight colorful, glossy magazines, each of which is devoted to a specific drug or drug group; including stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, opiates, Tobacco Addiction, Methamphetamine, and steroids. Each of the magazines describes the effects of specific drugs or drug types on the anatomy and physiology of the brain and the body. These educational materials further elaborate on the way in which these drug-induced changes affect both behaviors and emotions. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Mind Over Matter
Provider:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Mind Over Matter: Tobacco Addiction

Mind Over Matter: Tobacco Addiction

When tobacco is smoked, nicotine is absorbed by the lungs and quickly ... (more)

When tobacco is smoked, nicotine is absorbed by the lungs and quickly moved into the bloodstream, where it is circulated throughout the brain. All of this happens very rapidly. In fact, nicotine reaches the brain within 8 seconds after someone inhales tobacco smoke. Nicotine can also enter the bloodstream through the mucous membranes that line the mouth (if tobacco is chewed) or nose (if snuff is used), and even through the skin. Nicotine affects the entire body. Nicotine acts directly on the heart to change heart rate and blood pressure. It also acts on the nerves that control respiration to change breathing patterns. In high concentrations, nicotine is deadly, in fact one drop of purified nicotine on the tongue will kill a person. It's so lethal that it has been used as a pesticide for centuries. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Mind Over Matter
Provider:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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The Mind: Teaching Modules

The Mind: Teaching Modules

Unravel the mysteries of the mind with these video teaching modules. An ... (more)

Unravel the mysteries of the mind with these video teaching modules. An extension of topics covered in The Brain: Teaching Modules, these programs explore cognition and human behavior. The modules present current findings on language processing, drug treatment and addictions, and cognitive development throughout the life span. The programs also cover mood and personality disorders, and pain and its treatment. These modules are flexible additions to courses in psychology, abnormal and physiological psychology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. Video teaching modules for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 35 video modules (from 5 to 20 minutes in length) and guide. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Video Lectures
Collection:
Annenberg Learner
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Annenberg Learner
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Moral Psychology, Fall 2005

Moral Psychology, Fall 2005

The course is an examination of philosophical theories of action and motivation ... (more)

The course is an examination of philosophical theories of action and motivation in the light of empirical findings from social psychology, sociology and neuroscience. Topics include Belief, Desire, and Moral Motivation; Sympathy and Empathy; Intentions and other Committing States; Strength of Will and Weakness of Will; Free Will; Addiction and Compulsion; Guilt, Shame and Regret; Evil; Self-knowledge and Self-deception; Virtues and Character Traits. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Holton, Richard
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Moral Psychology, Spring 2009

Moral Psychology, Spring 2009

" This course is an examination of philosophical theories of action and ... (more)

" This course is an examination of philosophical theories of action and motivation in the light of empirical findings from social psychology, sociology, and neuroscience. Topics include belief, desire, and moral motivation; sympathy and empathy; intentions and other committing states; strength of will and weakness of will; free will; addiction and compulsion; guilt, shame and regret; evil; self-knowledge and self-deception; and, virtues and character traits. This course is a CI-M course." (less)

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Humanities
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Holton, Richard
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Neuroscience and Society, Spring 2010

Neuroscience and Society, Spring 2010

This course explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas ... (more)

This course explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research at once reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of empathy, trust, and moral reasoning; new fields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; ethical implications of neurotechnologies such as cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals; neuroscience in the courtroom; and neuroscientific recasting of social problems such as addiction and violence. Guest lectures by neuroscientists, class discussion, and weekly readings in neuroscience, popular media, and science studies. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Homework and Assignments
Readings
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
SchĺŮll, Natasha
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Reconstructors: A Plaguing Problem

Reconstructors: A Plaguing Problem

In A Plaguing Problem, students need to reconstruct lost knowledge about pain ... (more)

In A Plaguing Problem, students need to reconstruct lost knowledge about pain relieving drugs. They learn about concepts such as neurotransmission, the neurobiology and history underlying drug addiction, pain management, and analgesia. This game consists of three consecutive episodes with a continuous storyline and we recommend playing the episodes in order. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Games
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Collection:
Rice Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
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Rice Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
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