Please NUMBER and answer the questions in your initial post. 1. Describe a smell

    Please NUMBER and answer the questions in your initial post.
    1. Describe a smell that causes you to have strong emotional
    memories. Explain the process in the nervous system that allows
    this to occur.
    2. In what ways would your life change if you lost your hearing?
    3. If your biological parents had Huntington’s disease, would you
    want to know if they passed the dominant allele to you? Why or
    why not?
    STEP 1
    You must read the slides for Shapiro chapters 6, 7, 8 BEFORE posting in this discussion.
    You should also read and annotate those chapters in Shapiro or Noba (see Noba notes in this module for the corresponding chapters).
    You need to use the terms covered in the material above when talking about the senses in your discussion below.
    Show me that you understand the chapters and can apply the concepts when talking about your own experiences. This is part of the points for this discussion.
    TOPICS:
    Describe a smell that causes you to have strong emotional memories. Explain the process in the nervous system that allows this to occur.
    In what ways would your life change if you lost your hearing?
    If your biological parents had Huntington’s disease, would you want to know if they passed the dominant allele to you? Why or why not?
    Here is a sample initial post:
    1) Describe a smell that causes you to have strong emotional memories. Explain the process in the nervous system that allows this to occur.
    I have a visceral reaction to pizza, especially deep-dish pizza. When I had to go through chemotherapy, I was nauseated for the first 10-14 days after each chemo session. I could not hold down any food. My spouse decided to get deep-dish pizza during one of these times. Every time they heated up the leftover pizza in the microwave, the strong smell would fill the house. Random smells made me nauseous during chemo. To this day, I do not like/enjoy pizza the same way that I used to.
    (insert the process the NS allows this to occur) *not writing this as it is similar for each person.
    2) In what ways would your life change if you lost your hearing?
    I think it would be a very isolating experience to lose your hearing. I once read that blind people can still be very social in society because they hear everything that is going on around them and they can participate. Blind people can still speak to communicate. When you are deaf, you can feel left out when you do not know what others are saying or doing around you. Everything is silent and it is as if you do not speak the same language. For example, others do not speak ASL. I watched this one documentary called Sound and Fury (2000). It was about deaf culture and how some of them do not want to get a cochlear implant to gain hearing. They are proud of their deaf culture.
    3) If your biological parents had Huntington’s disease, would you want to know if they passed the dominant allele to you? Why or why not?
    Yes, I would want to know whether I would develop Huntington’s disease in my 40’s. The earlier for me to know, the better because then I would not have kids. I do not want to pass this genetic disease to them. It would make their life hard and my life hard as well. This world does not need more people anyway. We are overpopulated. I always want to know as much as I can so that I can make educated decisions and I am more prepared for the future.

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