5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Peripheral Nervous system (PNS)
- Myelin sheath
- Sensory neurons
- a Neurons that carry incoming information from the sense receptors to the central nervous system.
- b A layer of fatty tissue segmentally encasing the fibers of many neurons; lubricates axons.
- c The sensory and motor neurons that connect the central nervous system (CNS) to the rest of the body.
- d The brain's capacity for modification, as evident in brain reorganization following damage (especially in children) and in experiments on the effects of experience on brain development.
- e A neurotransmitter that, among its functions, triggers muscle contraction.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them.
- Directs several maintenance activities (eating, drinking, body temperature), helps govern the endocrine system via the pituitary gland, and is linked to emotion
- A condition in which the two hemispheres of the brain are isolated by cutting the connecting fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) between them.
- The endocrine system's most influential gland. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, this regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands.
- The division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body, conserving its energy
5 True/False Questions
Temporal Lobes → Includes the sensory cortex. The portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear.
Parietal Lobes → Includes the sensory cortex. The portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear.
Autonomic nervous system → The part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and the muscles of the internal organs (such as the heart). Its sympathetic division arouses; its parasympathetic division calms.
Nervous system → The body's speedy electrochemical communication system, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.
Motor neurons → Neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous system to the muscles and glands.