Dec 17, 2018
Kevin Patton responds to a question from Krista Rompolski about how often we should test our students. Updates on hair color genetics and how the somatosensory cortex is mapped. And what about those preview episodes?
Hair color inheritance
07:07 | Sponsored by AAA
07:21 | Building body maps
10:14 | Preview episodes
11:39 | Sponsored by HAPS
12:11 | Featured: Test frequency in the A&P course
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New information about the inheritance of red hair shows that there's a lot more to it than just having two copies of the red-hair version of the gene MC1R. A lot more. Maybe its not just polygenic, but perhaps omnigenic.
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It turns out that all that kicking inside the uterus during the last trimester of pregnancy has a role in the mapping of our body in the somatosensory cortex.
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Listener Krista Rompolski calls in and asks Kevin for his opinion on the best frequency of tests for the undergraduate A&P course.
Here are some previous episodes outlining Kevin's testing practices (and why he does it that way):
Here's the episode in which The Learning Scientists talk about the value of retrieval practice
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