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The development of the human brain.

1. Discuss inborn genetic differences between females as it relates to brain development and the behavioral differences that may occur because of these differences.

2. Give an overview of the origin and control of emotion.

3. What structure(s) control thirst and hunger, and how is this done?

4. Design a weight loss program based on the mechanisms discussed above. Document how your program utilizes these principles.

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1. Discuss inborn genetic differences between females as it relates to brain development and the behavioral differences that may occur because of these differences.
The brain is the one organ in the human body that starts to develop in the womb at four weeks and continues to grow and change into late adulthood. Brain development is based on genetics as well as the individual's environment. There are anatomical differences in the way female's brain develops compared to a males brain for instance the corpus callosum (the bridge between the two sides of the brain) is bigger in woman then in men. The planum temporal (the temporal lobes upper level), the anterior commisure (a structure that connects the two sides of the brain) and the massa intermedia (the structure that connects the left and right sections of the thalamus) are three other parts of the female brain that are bigger than the males. McDonald (2007) states that while there are differences in size there is only a slight difference in the way the male and female brains are ...

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This solution is comprised of over 550 words with references on the development of the brain, the genetic differences between female and male brain and how weight loss can occur by learning how the brain regulates hunger and thirst. Includes a sample diet.

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