Instructions Topic: Topic: Examination of six major regions of the human brain: Cerebellum, Brain Stem, Occipital lobe, Parietal lobe, Frontal lobe, Temporal lobe. Process: Write an essay, containing tables (which are included in the word limit) starting with the diagram described in point 1, below: 1. Using the blank diagram of the brain we have provided In the Unit Resources, draw (ie., by hand, on paper or using a drawing application on the computer, but NOT scanned from another source) a ‘map’ of the brain showing these six regions (i.e., Cerebellum, Brain Stem, Occipital lobe, Parietal lobe, Frontal lobe, Temporal lobe). (5%). Scan this diagram with your hand drawings into the beginning of your essay; 2. Describe each brain region in relation to the six points listed below (a-f).Use these six points as headings – these can be structured as main or sub-headings. Tables and diagrams should be included within the essay (i.e., NOT at the end) and should assist you in demonstrating a key aspect or an assertion you have written about in the essay. a. The composition of the region in terms of cell types, relative size of the region (in comparison to other regions of the brain), and any sub-sections of the region (15%); b. Any major nerve connections with the Peripheral Nervous System, and any relevant connections to sense organs (15%); c. Any major connections with other regions of the brain (15%); d. Using the blank diagram of the brain we have provided, draw a ‘structural connectivity’ map across the six regions, which shows in diagrammatic form the material you have described under points (b) and (c) above. This should include appropriate labels connecting sections from points (b) and (c) (15%); e. The functions of each of these six brain regions (25%); f. Any hormonal influences that might occur in each brain region (10%). NOTES: The percentages which appear in brackets after each point listed above (ie, 1, 2a-f) provide you with a rough estimate of the relative weighting you should give to preparing and presenting each section, NOT how many words you should allocate to your discussion of each section. Obviously, maps will not be very wordy at all, but will take effort to do and will make a contribution to your overall essay. In addition, these percentages do NOT refer to the amount of marks allocated to a section; you should refer to the Marking Rubric on the Moodle webpage for this unit so that you become familiar with the criteria that will be used to grade your essay. Please pay particular attention to those criteria. While the figure for part 1 of the assessment should be hand-drawn, any other figures or maps used do not need to be hand drawn and can be gathered from external sources (with appropriate referencing). Sources: You must use textbooks and peer-reviewed articles from scientific journals to justify the information you include in your essay, but you may NOT use popular web pages as your reference sources. It is expected that you will demonstrate appropriate knowledge and usage of peer-reviewed scientific research articles from recognised journals to support your essay. I suggest that you start using Google Scholar to find these sources, as this is an excellent resource. Diagrams may be sourced from the web, and must be accompanied in your essay with appropriate acknowledgement. NEUR530 students will need to use at least 12 such reference sources apart from Carlson (10th ed.); Requirements: NEUR530 students will write an essay of 3,000 words (worth 35% of their total marks). These word limits will have a plus/minus 10% word margin applied, meaning that your essay can go over or under the allocated word limit by 10%. Essays that are more than 10% over or under the designated word limit will be penalised. The penalty for going over by more than 10% will be that we will stop reading at that point; the penalty for going under by more than 10% is that you would not have included as much information as you could have in your essay. Maps, diagrams (this includes titles and legends but not captions), and the reference list do not count in the word limit, but tables do. You do not need to include an Abstract for the essay. You will be required to use APA format version 7 for the essay layout, in-text referencing, and in the Reference List. Please be aware that you must provide a Reference List NOT a Bibliography at the end of the essay. The UNE Academic Skills Office has provided several fact sheets on APA 7 referencing. These fact sheets have been made available to you under the folder “APA 7 Referencing Fact Sheets” on the Assessment Moodle page. The fact sheets will provide details for how you should set out your essay, how you name and present tables and figures, and how you apply correct referencing using the APA 7 format. In order to be fair to all students, draft essays will not be read but students are welcome to email any queries they might have. Submission Date: See Study Timetable NOTE: You must attempt every assessment in order to receive a Pass for this unit. The due date must be adhered to unless you have an appropriate reason for an extension (see School Policy on the Moodle webpage) with required documentation. If you are unable to meet assessment deadlines due to unforeseen circumstances, you must submit your application for an extension to the School’s Academic Manager via AskUNE at
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