Psych question brain organize

Psych question brain organize - Adam Crabtree Psych 260...

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Adam Crabtree Psych 260 Prof Van Kirk Question: Why is understanding the organization of the brain important in understanding behavior and behavioral disorders? In order to full comprehend how behavioral disorders arise and what symptoms can occur it is necessary to determine what parts of the brain are involved in these certain behavioral disorders. By determining “normal” organization of the brain we can differentiate between behavioral disorders and their complex differences from “normal” organization. Looking at different structures in the brain and their regulation of behaviors is useful in targeting specific disorders to certain parts of the brain. For example, the hippocampus is one of the main structures in the brain responsible for memory. If the hippocampus is injured in some way than a behavioral disorder of memory loss can occur and we can conclude the memory loss is associated to damage of the hippocampus. An even better way of understanding behavioral functions in the brain is by looking at the
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PSYCH 260 taught by Professor Vankirk during the Spring '07 term at Nevada.

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