Wikipedia Trail: From Elephant to Action Potential Elephant - Link I spent a lot of time in this class researching elephants and creating stories about them. So, it seemed only fitting to start my wikipedia trail with elephants as well. Elephant Cognition - Link In addition to just writing stories about elephants, I also touched on their social bonds and how intelligent the species is. From this article I learned that elephants are among the most altruistic animals on earth! Neuron - Link I am currently in a physiological psychology class, and have taken several other classes that involve the anatomy of the brain. So, when I saw neuron I had to click it because it goes along too well with topics I have been learning in my other classes this semester. Action Potential - Link Finally, I arrived at action potentials. Although small, action potentials are responsible for so much- including how I form thoughts and how I am able to type on my computer right now. This class has definitely se
What is Myth? Link. This first thing that caught my attention in these videos was what myth is made of. It is a combination of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, relion, and science. I think its amazing how many things are incorporated into mythology. Mike also talked about that there are many interpretations of mythology. I think it is really intriguing that one myth from hundreds of years ago and be told throughout generations and maybe their interpretation can change based on the changing of civilization and languages. Mike also spends time on the actual definition of 'myth'. In present day, we use myth as synonymous to 'not true' or 'lie'. However, the definition of myth can be simplified to mean a story. Many different people have different definitions of what can be classified as a myth- for example some people believe that myths can only relate to the creation of world and universe and therefore myths are under a broader religious background.