Scientific American Frontiers - Growing Up Different: Familiar Faces
In this activity, students will create a mixed-up face with the mouth and eyes flipped upside down in order to investigate how the human brain processes, distinguishes and identifies faces. The activity simulates the process of a "normal" brain when trying to process topsy-turvy facial cues. Students relate their findings to what scientists know about the facial recognition problems associated with disabilities such as autism.
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Histology, Biological And Life Sciences, Body Systems And Senses, Ecology, Process Skills, Instructional Issues, Physical Sciences, Human Behavior, Mental/emotional Health, Civics, United States History, Current Events/issues, Human Relations