Due date: Tuesday
but you may earn
credit for 50 points (10 bonus points)!
objective of this assignment is to explore ethical issues in neurosciences
and to apply what you have learned in the class toward developing your
own "mental fitness" plan.
YOUR ASSIGNMENT SHOULD BE SUBMITED
TYPED USING 1.5 LINE SPACING .
NUMBER ALL PAGES.
INCLUDE THE LAST 4 DIGITS OF
YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF EVERY PAGE
ETHICAL ISSUES IN NEUROSCIENCES
Read the following chapters
in Scientific Integrity by Macrina, on reserve in Zuhl and in Foster
Ch 5 Use of Humans in Experimentation
Ch 6 Use of animals in Biomedical
Read the informaiton posted
on this link:
points) Submit answers to case studies 5.5 and 5.6. I
urge you to discuss the case studies with other students before submitting
your answer. Case study answers should be 2 to 4 paragraphs in length.
MENTAL FITNESS PLAN
points) Prepare an essay that summarizes your position on the
use of animals in research. Essays should be 2-4 pages in length
and should include the following:
Your opinion about the present
Pros and cons of using animals
What are the strengths and limitaions
of animal models for studies of the nervous system?
What are the strengths and limitations
of non-animal models (plants, bacteria, yeast) for studies of the nervous
Your personal position on use
of animals in neuroscience research
points) Prepare an essay that summarizes your personal mental
fitness plan. Essays should be 2-4 pages in length and should
include the following:
What you consider mental fitness
based on what you have learned or read about brain function and neural
The activities that would promote
the mental fitness that you wish to have well into old age