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  1. medulla
  2. occipital lobes
  3. electroencephalogram (EEG)
  4. cerebellum
  5. consciousness
  1. a the "little brain" at the rear of the brainstem; functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 070)
  2. b our awareness of ourselves and our environment. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e pp. 089, 176)
  3. c the base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 069)
  4. d an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface. These waves are measured by electrodes placed on the scalp. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 067)
  5. e portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes areas that receive information from the visual fields. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 074)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the brain's ability to change, especially during childhood, by reorganizing after damage or by building new pathways based on experience. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 082)
  2. cells in the nervous system that support, nourish, and protect neurons. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 074)
  3. a technique for revealing bloodflow and, therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. These scans show brain function. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 068)
  4. portion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgments. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 074)
  5. controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 080)

5 True/False Questions

  1. reticular formationa nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 070)

          

  2. cognitive neurosciencethe interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked with cognition (including perception, thinking, memory, and language). (Myers Psychology for AP 1e pp. 007, 089)

          

  3. aphasiaimpairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area (impairing speaking) or to Wernicke's area (impairing understanding). (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 080)

          

  4. neurogenesisour awareness of ourselves and our environment. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e pp. 089, 176)

          

  5. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)a technique for revealing bloodflow and, therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. These scans show brain function. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 068)

          

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