SEMESTER FALL 2019 NEUROLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR (PSY610) ASSIGNMENT No. 01
Due Date: November 18, 2019 Marks: 20
Upon the successful completion of this assignment, students will be able to develop a better understanding of sub-specializations of neurosciences and the concept of natural selection. Question No. 01: (15)
Given below are the three scenarios related to sub-specializations of neuroscience. Your task is to read the scenarios carefully and identify which sub-field of neuroscience has been discussed. Moreover; you are also required to provide explanation. In this regard; you can use the table provided below:
Case Scenario No.01:
Alina is interested to know the effects of hypothalamus on the eating behaviors of rats. She comes to know that lateral hypothalamus plays a significant role in promoting the eating behaviors of rats after conducting an experiment. Alina belongs to which sub-specialization of neuroscience?
Case Scenario No.02:
Afifa is interested to know the influence of hormonal secretions on the behaviors of individuals. She studies that pituitary gland regulates growth, sexual maturation and reproduction of individuals. She also finds that this gland plays a significant role in stimulating melanocytes cells which control skin colors. Which sub-specialization of neuroscience has been discussed?
Case Scenario No.03:
Zobia is interested to know the effects of “Haldol” medicine on the client of schizophrenia. She studies that this medicine has certain side effects like diarrhea, vomiting, irregular menstrual cycles, skin rash, itching and etc. This drug reduces the positive symptoms of schizophrenia as well like hallucination. Which sub-specialization of neuroscience has been discussed?
2 marks for identification of sub-field of neurosciences.
3 marks for explanation i.e., how is the chosen sub-field of neurosciences has been
discussed in the provided scenario.
Question No. 02: (05)
What is your understanding about “Natural Selection”? Explain it with the help of an example.
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