NERVOUS AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS

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There are several areas of your essay that match sources in the Turnitin database. Try reviewing your own report by selecting the colored square with the percentage. One area that really stands out is the section on imaging technology. Since you are able to select from a list of imaging techniques, it may help to conduct some research on a different one from the list to revise this section. You may submit one additional paper for grading.

Instructions:

Play The Brain in Action video which explores different parts of the brain and examines which sections are activated during a variety of tasks.

The Human Spark: The Brain in Action. PBS Learning Media. Retrieved April 16, 2018, from https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/hs11.sci.life.stru.brainact/the-brain-in-action/?#.WtTKv5ch2M9
Record the tasks featured in the video, as well as which sections of the brain are highlighted during each task. Briefly summarize the brain regions discussed in the video and their main roles.

Select one of the following brain regions to research further:

Brain Stem
Limbic System and Thalamus
Cerebellum
Occipital Lobe
Corpus Callosum
Parietal Lobe
Frontal Lobe
Temporal Lobe

Describe the following about your selected brain region:

the location of the region
the main functions associated with the region
other facts about the region

Watch the Scanning the Brain Video. You will be learning about the different technologies researchers use to explore the brain.

The Human Spark: Scanning the Brain. PBS Learning Media Retrieved April 16, 2018 from https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/hs11.sci.life.stru.scanbrain/scanning-the-brain/?#.WtTL_Zch2M8
Select one of the following types of technologies to research in more detail:

CAT/CT
EEG
MEG
MRI and fMRI
PET

Describe the following points for your chosen technology.

how it works
the type of information it provides
its advantages and drawbacks

How does imaging technology help scientists research the brain?

Why might scientists use more than one imaging technique when conducting their research?
Find and describe one article that describes the latest findings using brain imaging techniques (some sites to search include sciencedaily.com, scientificamerican.com).

Assignment Expectations
Organize this essay assignment using subtitles that summarize the topic from each question above. For example, to answer Question 1, use a descriptive subtitle like the following: Parts of the Brain. Answer each question under the subtitle using complete sentences that relate back to the question.
Your essay should be approximately 2-3 pages. Use APA formatting for your essay. Pages should have 1-inch margins, and text should be in 12-point type and double-spaced. Include a title page, an introduction, subtitles with answers to the questions, and a concluding paragraph. Remember to include in-text citations within the body of the essay referencing your resources (e.g., Murray, 2014). Also, be sure to include a reference section at the end of your assignment listing all the resources you used to complete your essay, such as required readings and any additional resources.