This short answer exam consists of five questions. Each answer requires at least 300 words with an introduction that has a topic sentence, a body, a conclusion and at least 2 references in APA format.
Make sure the questions are fully answered with key points from each topic. All your writing must be in your own words. No quotes! Paraphrase (restate what you read) rather than copying material from the course textbook or the Internet. No copying is permitted in this course and doing so will result in zero points on the exam. Answers must be written in narrative, paragraph form.
Thank you also for your patience during the grading process. Each answer is graded manually, and the system will update after each answer. During this time, you may see a grade of 20, 40, and so on until all of the answers have been graded.
- Discuss the literature on split-brain and lateralization of function. What does the research tell us about each hemispheres ability to function independently (e.g., cognitively, creatively, etc.) and in unison? What are the implications for the cognitive neuroscientist in terms of research?
- Discuss one of the psychiatric disorders. Be sure to address both the physiological and behavioral aspects of the disorder (signs and symptoms, biochemical or genetic theories, etc.), and pharmacological and behavioral treatments for the disorder. What is the role of the biopsychologist or neuroscientist in this type of research?
- Discuss sleep in terms of the normal sleep cycle. Be sure to address the stages of sleep and physiological correlates associated with each stage. How does dreaming fit into our conception of a normal sleep cycle? Address theories of dreaming. What are the consequences of disruption of sleep?
- Critically evaluate the theories that have been used to explain emotion. Which do you think is the best theory and why?
- What brain regions and neurochemical systems are known to be involved in the regulation of sleep? What is known about the neurobiology and endocrinology of circadian rhythms?