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  1. amygdala
  2. consciousness
  3. aphasia
  4. Broca's area
  5. sensory cortex
  1. a two lima bean-sized neural clusters in the limbic system; linked to emotion. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 071)
  2. b controls language expression—an area, usually in the left frontal lobe, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 080)
  3. c area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 077)
  4. d impairment 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)
  5. e our awareness of ourselves and our environment. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e pp. 089, 176)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 074)
  2. a condition resulting from surgery that isolates the brain's two hemispheres by cutting the fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) connecting them. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 084)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 070)

5 True/False Questions

  1. corpus callosumthe "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. electroencephalogram (EEG)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)

          

  3. medullathe base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 069)

          

  4. glial cells (glia)cells in the nervous system that support, nourish, and protect neurons. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 074)

          

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

          

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