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5 Matching questions

  1. amygdala
  2. cerebral cortex
  3. lesion
  4. glial cells
  5. medulla
  1. a the base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing
  2. b cells in the nervous system that support, nourish, and protect neurons ("neural nannies")
  3. c tissue destruction
  4. d the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center
  5. e two almond-shaped neural clusters that are components of the limbic system and are linked to emotion (especially aggression and fear)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface
  2. the oldest part and central core of the brain, beginning where the spinal cord swells as it enters the skull; the brainstem is responsible for automatic survival functions
  3. 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
  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. the area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations

5 True/False questions

  1. 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

          

  2. motor cortexan area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements

          

  3. thalamusthe 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. Phineas Gagea 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. angular gyruscells in the nervous system that support, nourish, and protect neurons ("neural nannies")

          

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