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  1. angular gyrus
  2. occipital lobes
  3. plasticity
  4. hindbrain
  5. cerebellum
  1. a the 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. b the brain's capacity for modification, as evident in brain reorganization following damage (especially in children) and in experiments on the effects of experience on brain development
  3. c 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)
  4. d area of the parietal lobes that transforms visual representations into an auditory code
  5. e the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; it helps coordinate voluntary movement and balance

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. neural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives
  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. 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. 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
  5. a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task

5 True/False Questions

  1. 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)

          

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

          

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

          

  4. parietal 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. 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

          

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