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5 Matching Questions

  1. fissures
  2. thalamus
  3. temporal lobes
  4. hemispheric lateralization
  5. lesion
  1. a in the brain; hemispheric specialization
  2. b the portion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes the auditory areas, each of which receives auditory information primarily from the opposite ear
  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
  4. d tissue destruction
  5. e the visible folds of the cerebral cortex

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images that distinguish among different types of soft tissue; allows us to see structures within the brain
  2. the large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them
  3. psychologists; split brains in mice/rats/cats and showed that they weren't affected; later conducted split brain research on humans
  4. an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
  5. the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; it helps coordinate voluntary movement and balance

5 True/False Questions

  1. hindbraina part of the brain located at the rear base of the skull that is involved in the basic processes of life (also known as the lower brain or reptilian brain)


  2. limbic systemneural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives


  3. forebrainlargest, most complicated, and most advanced of the three divisions of the brain; comprises the thalamus, hypothalamus, limbic system, basal ganglia, corpus callosum, and cortex


  4. frontal lobesthe portion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgements, as well as personality


  5. occipital lobesthe portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes the visual areas, which receive visual information from the opposite visual field


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