In the city of New York, there was once a cop with a personality that made him both dedicated and loyal to his line of work. Both his father and grandfather had been cops before and his desire to carry on the proud tradition along with a just general high need for achievement gave him the intrinsic motivation he needed to become a cop. One night on patrol, the distinguishable frequency of gun fire passed the cop’s absolute threshold for hearing and he quickly began to look for any other signs of gunfire using his foveal vision in particular since that is where our sharpest vision lies. After many years on the job, the cop’s unconscious mind had already been filled with numerous past experiences with guns most of which weren’t that pleasant, and despite numerous attempts with psychoanalysis to help deal with and release those repressed memories from his id, the cop still often suffered from depression. As the cop approached where he thought the gunshots came from, his sympathetic nervous system began to activate and ready his body for whatever he might encounter. Once he believed he was close to the crime scene, he got out of the car and walked towards a dark alley, by which time he began to feel an ever so slight amount of fear grow within him due to his slight phobia of dark places, which in turned also began to cause him anxiety. Due to functional fixedness though, the cop failed to notice that he could have used his police car’s flashers to help light up the alleyway, instead of having to rely completely on his dim flash light. Looking down the dark alley way, the cop had to rely on the cones in his eyes and sensory adaptation to help him see in the dark. Due to his prejudice against teenagers that they were always the ones causing trouble, the cop’s perceptual set at the time lead the cop to believe that he would see a group of teenagers in the alleyway, but as it turned out there was no one there. As the cop started to walk down the alley way, he slowly pulled out his gun and took aim with aid of his kinesthetic sense and cerebellum. The cop was an expert at shooting due to many years of practice and thanks to plasticity. Even though the cop was alone and a bit frightened, he had a level of emotional intelligence that allowed him to still keep relatively calm, which was a trait many people seemed to notice and admire in him. However, at the same time, his reticular formation kept him alert to any new stimuli that might appear. Then suddenly, from behind a large trashcan, a young man with a gun jumped out in from of the cop. Startled, neurotransmitters rushed from the nerve cells in his central nervous system all the way down to the motor neurons in the cop’s trigger finger, which caused him to fire the gun. The bullet though did not hit the other man, who was babbling on about the most random of things. The cop, having a high intelligence and IQ, made the hypothesis that the young man had some form of mental illness, possibly schizophrenia more than likely caused by a possible dopamine imbalance. No matter the case though, the cop was hoping that the young man would follow the normal script of complying with a police officer. The cop’s hope was to take this man down to the station where though psychopharmacology, the young man could receive proper antipsychotic drugs in order to at least help reduce the symptoms of his disorder. However, the young man turned and ran off in the other direction, and the cop quickly made the decision in his frontal lobe to go after him. Although, the young man tried to evade the cop by losing him in the maze of alleyways, his efforts were quickly foiled for the cop had a detailed cognitive map of much of the city stored away in his long-term memory after hours of maintenance rehearsal studying various maps of the city. The cop eventually caught the young man, who as a result hit head and was later discovered to have retrograde amnesia and thus unable to remember what had happened before. With the young man in his custody now, the cop began to feel the effects of cognitive dissonance as he was left with two choices regarding what to do with the young man. The cop knew that the right decision was to take the young man down to the police station where he would be incarcerated for at least 30 days as a form of punishment with the hopes that through operant conditioning the young man’s violent behavior would be decrease or stop altogether. On the other hand though, the cop felt that the young man could not really be punished for actions caused by a mental disorder. So against his better judgment, the cop took the gun away form they young man and let him go. With the action over now, the cop’s parasympathetic nervous system began to take over and later that night he went straight to bed exhausted and experienced numerous episodes of REM sleep. Over next few weeks though, as predicted by the forgetting curve, the cop soon forgot about the incident in the dark alleyway, and moved on with his life.