Psychology: Brain Functions

Please use this template for your assignment:  PSY720 Assignment Template Scenario 1.docx

There are two different templates to complete.

The goal of this project is for you to demonstrate your understanding of functional neuroanatomy.

You will be first choose a behavioral scenario (e.g., driving a car). A simple scenario works best for this assignment. Next, you will provide a brief description of each structure/region listed in the table provided. Lastly, you will explain the function of that brain structure/region as it relates to behavior in your scenario.

Obviously, many brain structures are operating simply because the person is conscious and active. Please focus on areas related to your chosen scenario.

Be sure to appropriately give credit to your sources (e.g., APA style citations and references). Note that you may have to use  scholarly sources other than your textbook for descriptions of certain regions.

Example:

Scenario: Driving a car

Brain Region

Description of Brain Region

Function of Brain Region in Scenario

Hippocampus

The hippocampus is a horseshoe-shaped part in the limbic system, involved in learning and memory (Witter & Amaral, 2004). This region is particularly important for forming new long term memories (Freberg, 2019). 

Needed for remembering where you left your keys, the address of the house you are driving to, and the names of the streets.

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