Table 2.

Drawing tasks used to elicit student thinking about neuroanatomy and neurophysiology

DrawingFocusDrawing Task
1NeuroanatomyDraw a diagram of 2 typical neurons in a linear pathway. Label the significant regions. Using arrows, show the direction of information flow along the neurons.
2Neuroanatomy + NeurophysiologyDraw a neuron and illustrate how signals arriving at the receiving end could be varied in strength and complexity. On the same neuron, illustrate how signals could be varied in strength and complexity at the output end.