Choose one of the topics below for your research and then go to the Purdue Global Library and find another article that discusses your selected topic.
Be sure to select a peer-reviewed article so that you know your research studies are primary academic sources.
Be selective in choosing an article that will extend insights beyond common knowledge regarding the brain and human behavior.
Use your article to point to new directions and information in the field regarding your topic.
Create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint presentation which incorporates speaker notes throughout (not including title and reference slides). Address the following in your presentation:
Introduction (let the audience know the purpose of the presentation and rationale for why you selected the topic). [1 slide]
Describe the highlights of the research studies. [2-3 slides]
Explain the affected brain areas including specific information about how it affects behavior. [2-3 slides]
Discuss how this research relates to your career and other professionals in the field [2 slides]
Describe how you would use these skills in practice and how your presentation can be used to develop your career and in mentoring peers on current research [1-2 slides]
Conclusion [1 slide]
Topic 1: The role of Mirror neurons in social referencing and understanding empathy in autism
University of California, San Diego. (2005, April 18). Autism linked to mirror neuron dysfunction. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/04/050411204511.htm
Topic 2: The role of heavy and persistent cannabis use in triggering schizophrenia
(2020, April 6). Is there a link between marijuana use and psychiatric disorders? Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/there-link-between-marijuana-use-psychiatric-disorders
Topic 3: The impact of drinking or drug use before the age of 21 on the developing brain.
Early Drinking Linked to Higher Lifetime Alcoholism Risk. (2011, December 8). National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/early-drinking-linked-higher-lifetime-alcoholism-risk
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