A 35-year-old male is admitted to a hospital following a minor car accident. He was driving home and fell asleep at the wheel. This is the third accident he has had in the past year. He also falls asleep regularly at work, at the dinner table, at church, and, in fact, anywhere. When he becomes excited or enraged, he suddenly becomes weak and falls. At night, he often has bizarre, terrifying dreams. During these dreams, he feels as if he were paralyzed.
Based on the scenario given above, answer the following questions:
- Describe how a nerve impulse is transmitted from one neuron to the next.
- Compare the structure and functions of the CNS and PNS.
- What is the probable diagnosis for this man’s condition?
- What parts of the person’s brain could have been affected?
- What sleep state do these symptoms resemble?
- How would an electroencephalogram (EEG) look like during the sleep condition of this patient?
- What type of treatments (physical or chemical) would you prescribe for the patient?
Using the data set supplied in StatCrunch, provide the following for the variable(s) of your choice:
- Frequency distribution of a variable and bar graph of the same variable
- Descriptives of a continuous variable: mean, median, skewness, kurtosis, standard deviation and graph of that variable
- Cross tabulation of two variables
- Comparison of the effect of three or more groups (single variable) on a single continuous variable
- Scatterplot of two continuous variables
- Correlation between the two continuous variables from #5 above
Think carefully about what kind of variables to choose for the given tasks.
A short descriptive statement should accompany each of the above including a description of the variables used and any meaning that may be attached to the results. The student must show that she or he is able to synthesize and apply the materials learned in class. Part of the class computer time is expected to be spent on this project. Submit to the appropriate Drop Box in a Word document.