Human neuroscience Discussion 4
Much of what scientists know of human neuroscience comes from the study of nonhuman animals. Many significant advances in human health have been achieved through use of nonhuman animals in research. Included among these are the following:
The basic understanding of how individual nerve cells operate is based on research with squid.
The understanding of the effects of the environment on brain development is based on research with rats.
Mice are often used as test animals to evaluate potential drugs to treat depression and other disorders.
Although nonhuman animal research has had led to many significant advances in human health, ethical considerations make this type of research a heated topic of debate. Discuss the following:
Do you believe it is appropriate to make generalizations to humans from this sort of research?
Why or why not?
What are the facts that support your decision?
Provide at least 2 references from scientific research.
Generally speaking, why do you believe animal research is such a focus of debate?
What is your position on the use of animal research?
In what way does an ethical perspective best support your view?
What scientific facts support your position?
Ground Rules for Discussion
The study of ethics involves consideration of conflicting moral choices and dilemmas about which reasonable people may disagree. To keep a professional and safe discussion environment, please adhere to the following ground rules:
Respect all viewpoints, even those differing from your own.
Critique ideas, not people.
Assume good intent.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more