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Hearing and Balance

Introduces the structures of the ear, and how ears sense sound, and how the ears help with balance.

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Wonderland Revisited
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Wonderland Revisited

You won't necessarily see rabbits with watches (late or otherwise), but there is a disease that will make you think you are in wonderland!

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Use the resources below to answer the following questions:

  1. What are some of the symptoms of Alice In Wonderland Syndrome? How did these symptoms lead to the naming of the disease?
  2. What areas of the brain are believed to be involved with this syndrome? Why is it believed these specific areas are involved?
  3. Why do researchers feel this syndrome is underreported? Does this make sense to you? Why or why not?
  4. Are people with undiagnosed Alice In Wonderland Syndrome in danger? Why or why not?
  5. What kinds of treatments are available for this syndrome? Do these treatments lead to a cure? Why or why not?


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