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

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

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.

 

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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).

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.