Brain and Behavior


Pick any topic from this list, then follow the paper guidelines below. (I’m leaning towards The Correlation Between Exercise and Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus, Neural correlates of aphasia, or The Neuropathology of Parkinson’s Disease, but any topic from the list works.)

• Critiquing the Criteria Used to Diagnose Children with ADHD
• Neural Activity in the Intraparietal Sulcus and Numerical Learning
• A Comprehensive Review of Dopamine and Behaviors
• Aphasias and aprosodias: A different side of the same brain
• Brain Plasticity and Auditory Deprivation
• Neuro-imaging the effects of anti-depressant medications
• Parkinson’s disease, proprioception, and the case of the man “On the Level”
• Broca’s Region: Language in the Brain
• Atypical Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome
• Brain pathology of ADHD
• The effects of Applied Behavioral Analysis and the brain in Autism.
• Amphetamine Induced Heightened Sense of Smell
• Knowledge Acquisition: Exploring Underlying Mechanisms and Neural Processes
• Depression and a Review of Electroconvulsive Therapy and Deep Brain Stimulation
• Exploring the Neural Substrates of Tourette Syndrome Through Oliver Sacks’s Witty Ticcy Ray
• Psychoactive Drugs and there Effect on the Brain
• The Amygdala and Fusiform Gyrus Effecting Social Communication of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Literature Review
• To what extent is human spatial memory and cognitive mapping a product of hippocampal structural activity?
• Reading in the Brain: Early Childhood Reading Disability Assessments
• The Neurobiology of Alzheimer’s Disease
• The Correlation Between Exercise and Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus
• Beginning the Journey of Understanding the Neuroscientific Basis of Reflection
• The Hippocampus and Memory
• Dyslexia and its Neurological Abnormalities
• Localizing Somatoparaphrenia
• Tourette Syndrome: The fight between an ‘It’ and an ‘I’
• Neuroscience of Performing Music: A Review
• Mental Retardation and the Musical Savant
• Traumatic spinal cord injury
• Brain Structures Engaged in Music Processing
• The Neuropathology of Broca’s Aphasia
• Phantom Limb: Causes and Treatment
• The Neuropathology of Parkinson’s Disease
• Angular gyrus syndrome Look into the Efficacy of Three Treatment Techniques
• Hemispherectomy and its Implications
• Mirror neurons’ system of communication and its application in physical therapy for patients affected by stroke
• Neural Correlates of Aphasia

Paper Guidelines

• 10 pages maximum (12 pt Times Roman font, 1 inch margins) not including cover page or references.
• APA or any other style as long as consistent.
• Should be a literature review on topic, using multiple original sources (i.e., studies). Can supplement with reviews.
• Into on the topic (e.g., definition of aphasia, symptoms, etc.) should be brief (i.e., one paragraph), with the assumption I know about the topic. Maximize focus on the neuroscience or neuropathology of the topic.
• All facts should be referenced.
• Minimize reliance on course textbook for citations.
• It must be in your own words. Papers may be checked to verify.
• Must be written in a manner that it is clear you understand what you are writing.
• Define terms, avoid excessive jargon.
• Tie studies together. If discrepancy in literature exists, point out, and to the extent possible, provide potential reason(s) why you think there is not agreement.
• A conclusion should tie material together, point out why it is interesting, future directions, etc.
• When possible, relate to class material to illustrate connections, again showing you comprehend material.