2 The central hub of circuitry related to social skills is the late maturing

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(2) The central hub of circuitry related to social skills is the late-maturing highly plastic prefrontal cortex. Like any complex skills, mastery requires lots of practice. Much of the discernment relies on exquisitely subtle detection of non-verbal cues such as slight changes in eye gaze, millisecond differences in speech timing, synchrony of response to shared environmental stimuli , breathing patterns, body posture, touch, odors, etc. Might the increasing reliance on digital social interactions hinder exposure to the “real-world” experiences necessary to master these most important skills? Mastery=if you have mastery in something, you are really good at it. Synchrony=occurring at the same time Stimuli= Hinder=stop or limit Created by Expeditionary Learning, on behalf of Public Consulting Group, Inc. © Public Consulting Group, Inc., with a perpetual license granted to Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, Inc. NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum G7:M4A:U1:L8 June 2014 18
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GRADE 7: MODULE 4A: UNIT 1: LESSON 8 Geidd, Jay N., M.D. "The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution." National Center for Biotechnology Information. National Institute of Health, 5 Aug. 2012. Web. <; Created by Expeditionary Learning, on behalf of Public Consulting Group, Inc. © Public Consulting Group, Inc., with a perpetual license granted to Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, Inc. NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum G7:M4A:U1:L8 June 2014 19
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GRADE 7: MODULE 4A: UNIT 1: LESSON 8 Excerpt 5 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution”: Text Dependent Questions Questions Notes 1. Dr. Giedd states, “The human brain is a social brain.” He then goes on to describe four important social tasks that a person’s brain must be able to do. Describe those four tasks in your own words.2. Dr. Giedd describes the prefrontal cortex as the “late-maturing highly plastic prefrontal cortex.” What does this statement tell us about theprefrontal cortex? 3. Referring to the social skills that a human being needs, Dr. Giedd says, “Like any complex skills, mastery requires lots of practice.” How might someonepractice social skills?4. What is a non-verbalcue?5. What is one of the non-verbal cues Dr. Giedd lists?   Created by Expeditionary Learning, on behalf of Public Consulting Group, Inc. © Public Consulting Group, Inc., with a perpetual license granted to Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, Inc. NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum G7:M4A:U1:L8 June 2014 20
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GRADE 7: MODULE 4A: UNIT 1: LESSON 8 Created by Expeditionary Learning, on behalf of Public Consulting Group, Inc. © Public Consulting Group, Inc., with a perpetual license granted to Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, Inc. NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum G7:M4A:U1:L8 June 2014 21
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GRADE 7: MODULE 4A: UNIT 1: LESSON 8 Excerpt 5 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution”: Text Dependent Questions Questions Notes
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