Minding the Mind's Eye in Slides | Feedback on Abortion Misconceptions | TAPP 119

The A&P Professor

Jul 20 2022 • 51 mins

Phantasia, forming mental images in our mind's eye, can be enhanced by making effective visually oriented slides. Facts about biology misconceptions can stir things up when they relate to pregnancy and abortion.

  • 00:00 | Introduction
  • 00:41 | Offensive, strongly disagree or disapprove
  • 08:45 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 09:55 | Pregnant People
  • 16:27 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 17:18 | MInd's Eye: Phantasia
  • 25:42 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 27:13| Mental Imagery in Slides
  • 40:50| Digital Micro-Credentials
  • 42:33| Single Field of View
  • 49:27 | Staying Connected

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Offensive, strongly disagree or disapprove

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Pregnancy & Abortion Misconceptions We can Fix in A&P | TAPP 118

Student Evaluations of Teaching I: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | TAPP 84

Student Evaluations of Teaching II: Proactive, Active, and Reactive Strategies | TAPP 85

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Test Debriefing Boosts Student Learning | Episode 11

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Sponsored by AAA

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“Air Anatomy” – Teaching Complex Spatial Anatomy Using Simple Hand Gestures (journal article in Anatomical Sciences Education) AandP.info/e49

Pregnant People

6.5 minutes

Oops, it's not only women who can be pregnant. There are men and non-binary people, for example, who can have a uterus and be pregnant. An apology.

Pregnancy & Abortion Misconceptions We can Fix in A&P | TAPP 118

★ Abortion Access Doesn't Only Affect Women (post from CNET) AandP.info/80m

★ Can Men Get Pregnant? (post from Healthline) AandP.info/wn4

★ PFLAG National Glossary of Terms (reference from the national organization) AandP.info/kyt

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Mind's Eye: Phantasia

8.5 minutes

Mental imagery—the mind's eye—is not experienced by everyone in the same way. For some, it's vivid and detailed and for others, it may not be there as a picture at all. It's a spectrum of abilities among humans, apparently. Phantasia is another name for this ability.

★ Mind's Eye (dictionary definition) AandP.info/er5

★ 'The Mind's Eye': Phrase Meaning & History (post from No Sweat Shakespeare) AandP.info/2xq

★ What Does it Mean to 'See With the Mind's Eye?' (article from The Atlantic) AandP.info/swj

★ Statistics of Mental Imagery (Galton's classic paper from the journal Mind) AandP.info/c23

★ Can't See Pictures in Your Mind? You're Not Alone. (article from The New York Times) AandP.info/7fc

★ Picture This? Some Just Can’t (article from The New York Times) AandP.info/z0y

★ How memory is disrupted in those with disease linked to learning disabilities (article from ScienceDaily) AandP.info/sgr

★ Memories with a blind mind: Remembering the past and imagining the future with aphantasia (journal article from Cognition) AandP.info/s7u

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Mental Imagery in Slides

13.5 minutes

How does the concept of phantasia—the mind's eye or mential imagery—apply to how we design slides for teaching? Yes, it's yet another segment from the bottomless pit of Kevin's pet theories of how slides should be used in teaching.

★ Instructional design/Reducing cognitive load in multimedia instruction/Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (article posted in Wikiversity) AandP.info/s5b

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Single Field of View

7 minutes

Why is getting an image and its related text all on the same slide? Dual-channel memory. That's the short answer. The longer answer...well, that you can get when you listen to this segment!

★ Breaking It Down: Knowledge Transfer in a Multimedia Learning Environment (journal article from International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) AandP.info/lrz

Give Your Course a Half Flip With a Full Twist | Episode 6 (has reference to slides)

Teaching Slides: Smooth and Simple Animations Dramatize the Story of A&P | TAPP 89

More Slide Tricks | Effective Teaching Presentations | TAPP 95

★ Section I: Introduction to Multimedia Learning (three book chapters from Multimedia Learning by Richard E. Mayer) AandP.info/m5c

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