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How does deteriorating brain structure impact behavior? Provide an example in your response.

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The effects of deteriorating brain structure depend on exactly what region of the brain is damaged.

For example, damage to certain areas of the cerebellum can affect fear responses [1]. When the vermis of the cerebellum was damaged in rats, the rats were less frightened by the presence of a cat; however, when the hemispheres of the cerebellum were damaged, the rats were less frightened by the possibility of pain (from ...