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5 Matching questions

  1. postsynaptic neuron
  2. superstitious behavior
  3. reflex
  4. electrode
  5. output units
  1. a the neuron receiving the stimulation
    (1)
  2. b reliable environment-behavior relation, largely the result of natural selection
    (1)
  3. c a pair of fine wires, insulated from one another except at their tips, that is inserted into a brain region to stimulate neurons or monitor their activity
    (2)
  4. d an element of an adaptive neural network, simulating the activity of a neuron or group of neurons that mediate behavioral events
    (2)
  5. e a spurious environment-behavior relation that emerges without true dependencies between the behavior and eliciting stimuli
    (2)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the effectiveness with which a signal from a presynaptic neuron activates a postsynaptic neuron
    (2)
  2. the difference between ongoing behavior before and immediately following presentation of an eliciting stimulus
    (1)
  3. an object or event that includes separable stimulus components, such as a light and a tone
    (2)
  4. an element of an adaptive neural network, simulating the activity of a neuron or group of neurons that mediate environmental events
    (2)
  5. an excitatory, amino acid neurotransmitter
    (1)

5 True/False questions

  1. conditioned stimulus (conditional stimulus, CS)stimulus which comes to evoke behavior by being paired with the eliciting stimulus in the classical procedure
    (2)

          

  2. respondentsresponses that are reliably evoked by a stimulus
    (1)

          

  3. principle of behavioral selectionbehavioral complexity is best understood as outcome of selection mechanisms operating in the individual's environment
    (2)

          

  4. temporal contiguitythe occurrence of two events with a very short time interval between them
    (2)

          

  5. deprivationweakening of unlearned environment-behavior relations when an stimulus is repeatedly presented without consequence
    (2)

          

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