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5 Matching questions

  1. Coping
  2. sympathetic nervous system
  3. thyroid gland
  4. Gate control theory
  5. Frequency
  1. a The theory that the spinal cord contains a neurological "gate" that blocks pain signals or allows them to pass on to the brain. The "gate" is opened by the activity of pain signals traveling up small nerve fibers and is closed by activity in larger fibers or by information coming from the brain.
  2. b large gland in the front of the neck, it secretes hormones which regulate growth and metabolism
  3. c fight or flight
  4. d The number of complete wave-lengths that pass a point in a give time (for example, per second).
  5. e Alleviating stress using emotional, cognitive, or behavioral methods.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. branchlike structures that receive messages from other neurons
  2. a measure of memory in which the person must retrieve information learned earlier, as on a fill-in-the-blank test
  3. The minimum difference between two stimuli reuired for detection 50% of the time. We experience the difference threshold as a just noticeable difference (JND)
  4. Analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up to the brain's integration of sensory information
  5. The processing of many aspects of a problem simultaneously; the brain's natural mode of information processing for many functions, including vision. Contrasts with the step-by-step (serial) processing of most computers and of conscious problem solving.

5 True/False questions

  1. encodingthe processing of information into the memory system


  2. FoveaA coiled, bony, fluid-filled tube in the inner ear through which sound waves trigger nerve impusles.


  3. Optic NerveThe nerve that carries neural impulses from the eye to the brain.


  4. observationA cause and effect relationship in which one variable controls the changes in another variable.


  5. Relative deprivationThe ability to see objects in 3 dimensions although the images that strike the retina are 2 dimensional; allows us to judge distance.


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