Unit-3-discussion-

The Hemispheres of the Brain

Coon and Mitterer describe brain lateralization as the “specialization in the abilities of the brain hemispheres” (2013, p. 79). With this in mind, respond to the following:

  • What are the specializations of the brain’s right and left hemispheres?
  • What do studies on split-brain patients tell us about what happens when the two hemispheres are unable to communicate with each other?
  • Do you feel that one of your hemispheres is more dominant, in general, than the other? Why or why not? Support your reasoning with examples.

Use APA (6th edition) style and formatting for citing references.

Response Guidelines

Provide substantive responses to the initial posts of at least two other learners. Contribute to the conversation by asking questions, respectfully debating positions, or responding freely to the topic at hand. Your responses should reference assigned readings as well as other academic references that support your views and writings. Use APA (6th edition) style and formatting for citing references.

Note: As you read through the posts of your peers, you might find opinions and value sets that differ from your own. Remember to be respectful of others’ opinions and value perspectives.

Reference

Coon, D., & Mitterer, J. O. (2013). Introduction to psychology: Gateways to mind and behavior (13th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

PSYC Discussion Participation Scoring Guide Due Date: Weekly. Grading Rubric Criteria Nonperformance Basic Proficient Distinguished Applies relevant concepts, theories, or materials to argue or support a point of view and posts initial response to discussion by midweek to extend the dialogue. (30%) Does not include a point of view or point of view is not developed. (0–15%) Does not use relevant course concepts theories, or materials to argue or support a point of view. (16–21%) Applies some relevant course concepts, theories, or materials to argue or support a point of view. Posts initial response to discussion by midweek to extend the dialogue. (22–26%) Applies and analyzes most concepts, theories, or materials to argue or support a point of view. Posts initial response to discussion by midweek to extend the dialogue. (27–30%) Applies relevant information (facts, data, evidence, or real world examples) to support point of view, including a discussion of implications and/or consequences of reasoning. Cites and references relevant information according to APA format. (30%) Does not apply relevant information (facts, data, evidence, or real world examples) to support point of view. (0–15%) Applies information (facts, data, evidence, or real world examples) to support point of view, but it lacks relevance and does not address implications of reasoning. (16–21%) Applies relevant information (facts, data, evidence, or real world examples) to support point of view. Does not address implications or consequences of reasoning. Cites and references relevant information. (22–26%) Applies relevant information (facts, data, evidence, or real world examples) to support point of view. Includes a discussion of implications and/or consequences of reasoning. Cites and references relevant information according to APA format. (27–30%