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5 Matching questions

  1. working memory
  2. pns
  3. hippocampus
  4. neuron
  5. somatic
  1. a linked to memory
  2. b a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
  3. c the sensory and motor neurons that connect the CNS to the rest of the body
  4. d controls voluntary movements of skeletal muscles
  5. e a newer understanding of short-term memory that focuses on conscious, active processing of incoming auditory and visual-spatial information, and of information retrieved from long-term memory

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The number of complete wave-lengths that pass a point in a give time (for example, per second).
  2. the stalk-like portion of the brain that connects the cerebral hemispheres with the spinal cord; made up of three parts: the midbrain, pons, and medulla
  3. Below one's absolute threshold for consciouus awareness.
  4. that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head
  5. the process of getting information out of memory storage

5 True/False questions

  1. auditory cortexA an area in the temporal lobe of the brain that is reponsible for hearing.


  2. EmotionThe process of organizing and interpreting sensory information, enabling us to recongnize meaningful objects and events.


  3. sensory memoryThe immediate, very brief recording of sensory information in the memory system.


  4. critical thinkingthinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions. Rather, it examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence, and assesses conclusions.


  5. serial position effectthe tendency for distributed study or practice to yield better long-term retention than is achieved through massed study or practice


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