Rachel Lu (Charles Best)

For my fourth round I wanted to go into more specific methods and so i'm going to be talking about something that I've been trying for this year. Using a journal/planner to keep track of due dates, assignments, and daily work can be helpful in freeing up short term memory as you have less to worry about forgetting, and more energy can be put into focusing during class. I have noticed a lot that if I don't write things down, I will have to go through a mental list of things I need to do...Read More...
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In my previous round of research, some people commented that it might be interesting to talk more about social differences between introverts and extroverts and what makes some study methods work for some people but how things work for other students. The behaviours and tendency’s of introverts and extrovert come greatly from the different levels of production of cortisol. (1) Which is the stress hormone within the brain, although many factors have to be considered, scientists have...Read More...
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Last Reply By Haleigh Strickler (LFAS) · First Unread Post
So we all know that we have to memorize things for tests because that is how the modern school system is set up, it mostly focuses more on memorization rather than fully understanding. However, as topics are more broken down into classes focusing on one subtopic, for example: Polymer Chem which is specific to studying properties of polymers vs Science as a general topic, there is greater need to understand the basics in order to be able to easily remember new things. In order to understand...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
People have many drives within them, with the main purpose of survival. Things like food, water, and shelter motivate us to have goals. However, in a world where so much of our emotional wellbeing is essential to survival; self esteem, feeling of belonging, self-actualization, self-care, and relationship/career success, it is one of the main focus of many regular everyday people as well as psychological scientists/researchers. In the modern city, technology is integrated into nearly every...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
My idea for my next project is to research studying methods, habits that successful people take on, concentration techniques. We all know people who seem to spend very little time and yet are able to get amazing grades. Perhaps they are just that better at retaining information than the average person but I believe that there must be something that they are doing, either subconsciously, or consciously, that make their work so much faster and “better.” In my first round of research I will...Read More...
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#4 Sedative Hypnotics

Rachel Lu (Charles Best)
In research round one I talked about how Sedative Hypnotics are CNS depressants used as sleeping pills, tranquillizers, sedatives for surgery’s or less commonly – treatments for anxiety disorder symptoms. I mentioned the two main types of drugs which are barbiturates and benzodiazepines, their differences and similarities. Later on I added on about the history of these drugs however I want to talk a bit about the people who discovered these drugs. I mentioned that the way that these drugs...Read More...
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A few people suggested looking into the history of sedative hypnotics, where it began and how those medicines differ from those of today. Before the usage and development of sedatives or hypnotics that we have today, the only other means of sedation was alcohol and opium. (1) 1. Bromide Salts -first introduced around the 1800’s as the first sedative-hypnotic -used for epilepsy and managing hysteria as well as convulsions 2. Barbituarates -altered compound of barbituric acid which did not...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Sedative Hypnotics Insomnia is common, but it can be unpredictable. Which is why it can be difficult to treat successfully. For this round of research I am discussing the pro’s and con’s of long term usage. How it can be harmful but also how it may help. Because there are so many different aspects to someone’s sleep disorder like sleep hygiene, environment, genetic predispositions, doctors can only use trial and error to see which pills may be the best. The initial recommended usage time of...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
WHAT ARE SEDATIVE HYPNOTIC DRUGS? Sedative-Hypnotic drugs are a type of pharmaceutically produced drugs that work by slowing down and depressing the body’s functions and the central nervous system which consists of the brain and spinal cord which are the ultimate control parts of the body. They are central nervous system depressants however this term has an enormous spectrum of different meanings and effects. Because they directly affect the brain chemicals, this can be dangerous because if...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Long Term Side Effects of Sedative Hypnotic Drugs and how they may permanently affect the brain’s chemistry My first step is to look for some basic information on this class of drugs, how they work in the brain, what neurotransmitters and hormones that the chemicals in these drugs may affect. Hopefully I will be able to use that as a base for adding on details later on. I want to first find out the common side effects and usage time terms so that gives me an estimate of what is considered...Read More...
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