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1. Research on Alzheimer’s disease has explored many hypotheses as to its progression and causation. What changes in the brain’s anatomy and physiology hallmark this disease? Discuss the different research findings and possible implications for prevention and treatment of this disorder. Be sure to discuss how some different treatment options are thought to help.
a) Refer to Figure 7.14 (B) in the text ( page 198). According to the graph, when does the number of synapses in the prefrontal cortex show the greatest rate of decline?
b) Refer to Fig.7.10 (page 195). Over what period of time (weeks of gestation) is there the most precipitous decline in cell number for human spinal motor neurons? What are the actual numbers indicated in this case?