This week, we learned many cool things about the brain, and read many interesting articles (yes, again!) This week, Dr. Kauffman came into our classroom and gave us a lecture about the brain and how it is structured and acts different in males and females. It really stood out so me how as females, we are more likely to suffer from stress and depression. This made me think, can this stress and depression be related to how society puts more pressure on women. For example, having kids, the way we look, our families, etc. I was going to ask this during our Q/A but I was scared of sounding kind of foolish. Speaking up is something that is very hard for me, and I’m still working on it. I have many unanswered questions, and that’s only because of my insecurities.
This week, we also did visual note taking. Basically, this is taking notes while listening or watching a video. At first, this is something I struggled with because I’m not really an artistic person that enjoys drawing, but as time goes by, I’ve gotten used to it. I actually kind of enjoy it now. We took notes on two videos, one of them being, “Why Are Teens So Moody?” Right away when I read the title, I knew it was going to be interesting. I knew this because it reminded me of my mom because she’s always asking, “Ay Melissa, why are you so moody?” The thought of her saying that made me laugh.
I feel like this week, I was able to relate many things to myself and wonder many things, which is something that I’m very proud of.