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02.00 Free Response Question Practice After completing all of the lessons in this module, answer the following FRQ using the guidelines and grading rubric . Randy has been experiencing several disturbing symptoms over the last year including: muscle weakness, slow reaction time, visual perception issues, seizures, hearing loss, weight gain, a general sense of pain, and delusions. A. Explain why his doctors might be concerned with the following when making their diagnosis: o Neurotransmitters o Hormones o Myelin sheath o Occipital lobe o Temporal lobe B. Describe how each of the following brain scanning techniques would aid the doctors in making their diagnosis of these symptoms: a. Pet scan b. fMRI c. EEG A: His doctors might be concerned with the functionality of his neurotransmitters because they control every single reaction that takes place in the brain, thus meaning that they control every thought and movement in the body. The symptoms could be due to the damage to or malfunctioning of a certain part of the brain. Neurotransmitters either enhance or inhibit the

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