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The A&P Professor Podcast
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Content updates and teaching advice for teachers of human anatomy & physiology (A&P) from professor, author, and mentor Kevin Patton. 

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Mar 19, 2018

Issues of returning learners and how to support them. Get daily, curated headlines of interest to A&P teachers. What are peripersonal neurons, and why should we care?

Peripersonal neurons monitor our environment.
Daily headlines for A&P teachers.
Supporting learners coming back to school.

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Life loves the liver of it (Maya Angelou)


(0:49) Several areas of the brain monitor your personal space—also called the peripersonal space (PPS). The peripersonal neurons each monitor one small "bubble" of our PPS.


(11:57) A simple analogy can help students remember a recurring principle about cell behavior involving important ions.


(13:07) Returning learners in anatomy and physiology courses often come to use with some anxiety. How can we support them?

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