Why do you think using brain scan’s on individuals to show brain abnormalities could be problematic?

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Spelling (0 points)

Contains more than 5 spelling mistakes

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Contains 2-5 spelling mistakes

(5 points)

Contains 1 or fewer spelling mistakes

Understanding the brain research and mental impairments (10 points)

Describe a “mental impairment” of one of the men in the video. What symptoms did these men exhibit that might indicate that there was a mental impairment.

(10 points)

Describe how the impairment was explained in the video.

(20 points)

Describe whether or not you agree or disagree with the explanations from the video for these men’s mental impairments.

What else might be the explanation for these men’s behavior?

Understanding the impact of Nature vs. Nurture (5 points)

Define the argument between “nature” and “nurture”.

(10 points)

Describe the Nature vs. Nurture argument as it applies to the examples in the video. Give examples from the video.

(20 points)

What do you think, is the cause of these men’s behavior, is it nurture, or nature, or is it a combination of the two? State your reasons.

Possible impact of research findings on society (20 points)

What are some of the pros of using brain scans to determine brain abnormalities? Why do you think using brain scan’s on individuals to show brain abnormalities could be problematic?

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