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  1. lesion
  2. frontal lobes
  3. EEG
  4. glial cells
  5. sensory cortex
  1. a cells in the nervous system that support, nourish, and protect neurons ("neural nannies")
  2. b the 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
  3. c the area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations
  4. d tissue destruction
  5. e an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center
  2. impairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area (impairing speaking) or to Wernicke's area (impairing understanding)
  3. neural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives
  4. a 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)
  5. largest, most complicated, and most advanced of the three divisions of the brain; comprises the thalamus, hypothalamus, limbic system, basal ganglia, corpus callosum, and cortex

5 True/False Questions

  1. temporal lobesthe 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

          

  2. Broca's areacontrols language reception-a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression;usually in the left temporal lobe

          

  3. Wernicke's areacontrols language reception-a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression;usually in the left temporal lobe

          

  4. corpus callosumthe "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; it helps coordinate voluntary movement and balance

          

  5. Phineas Gagerailroad worker who survived a severe brain injury that dramatically changed his personality and behavior; case played a role in the development of the understanding of the localization of brain function

          

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