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  1. split brain
  2. CT (computed tomography) scan
  3. plasticity
  4. thalamus
  5. neurogenesis
  1. a the formation of new neurons. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 083)
  2. b 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)
  3. c the brain's sensory switchboard, located on top of the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 070)
  4. d 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)
  5. e a series of X-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body. Also called CAT scan. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 068)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 069)
  2. 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)
  3. the large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 084)
  4. 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)
  5. cells in the nervous system that support, nourish, and protect neurons. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 074)

5 True/False questions

  1. PET (positron emission tomography) scana series of X-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body. Also called CAT scan. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 068)

          

  2. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)a technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images of soft tissue. They scans show brain anatomy. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 068)

          

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

          

  4. Wernicke's areacontrols 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. dual processingthe principle that information is often simultaneously processed on separate conscious and unconscious tracks. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 090)

          

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