PSY610 Neurological Bases of Behavior Assignment No 01 Fall 2019 Solution & Discussion
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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
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
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.
Case Scenarios Identification Explanation
Question No. 02: (05)
What is your understanding about “Natural Selection”? Explain it with the help of an
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Assignment # 1 Solution
Case scenario # 1
Case scenario # 2
Case scenario # 3
Question # 2
Answer is available on page # 21 and 22