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Which Brain Structures Would You Give Up?
Suppose you were the subject of a diabolical experiment looking at the functions of the various brain areas.  A mad scientist wants to do removal studies in order to isolate these functions.  The mad scientist does have a heart, though- he lets his subjects decide which brain structures theyd like to give up.
This assignment requires an understanding of the various parts of the brain and their role in our daily functioning.

The Assignment:
For this Assignment, complete the following steps:
Step 1:
Review the various parts of the brain and their functions by visiting the 3D Brain website at (opens in a new window). You are only responsible for understanding the parts of the brain that are covered in your textbook.
Step 2:
In a paper, thoroughly discuss the following:
If you were the subject in this heinous (and thankfully fictional) experiment, which three brain structures would you give up? NOTE: You must choose specific parts of the brain, not brain regions.  Students are not permitted to choose any of the four lobes or the cerebral cortex for removal. 
Explain the function of those three structures.  What is the role of each in your daily functioning? Be specific.  DO NOT simply restate textbook information.   
Explain why you chose those structures and describe what your life would be like without them. Again, be specific and DO NOT simply restate textbook information.  For example, if I chose my hippocampus for removal I would experience significant memory impairment.  As a result, it is unlikely that I would be able to work as an instructor (an inability to form new memories means I can’t remember what I just said, much less deliver an entire lecture).  I would also experience confusion about where I am and how I got there (again, removal or severe damage of the hippocampus results in an inability to form new memories meaning I can’t remember what has happened from one moment to the next).  However, it is possible that I would still retain some long-term memories formed years before the “removal”, since those memories may have been moved to another part of the brain.
Citing Sources:  You must use APA style to reference your source(s) at the end of your submission. 
Acceptable Length: Minimum of 1 typed page.
Formatting Requirements:
Use 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font
Use double line spacing in the document
1-inch margins all around


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