AP Psychology Final Review 2

Created by mhcline 

Upgrade to
remove ads

The chemical messengers released into the space between neurons are called:

neurotransmitters

The part of the brainstem that controls heartbeat and breathing is called the:

medulla

The two language regions in the left hemisphere are called:

Broca's and Wernicke's areas

Schizophrenia is most closely linked with excess activity at receptor sites for the neurotransmitter:

dopamine

After Greg's serious motorcycle accident, doctors detected damage to his cerebellum. Greg is most likely to have difficulty:

playing his guitar

A patient with damage to Wernicke's area of the brain would probably have difficulty:

understanding what someone says

If a poison was developed that blocked dopamine from being used by the brain, which of the following neural structures would most likely be affected by the poison?

receptor site

You come home one night to find a burglar in your house. Your heart starts racing and you begin to perspire. These physical reactions are triggered by the:

sympathetic nervous system

A brief electrical charge that travels down the axon of a neuron is called the:

action potential

Which brain structure receives information from all the senses except smell?

thalamus

Which is the correct sequence in the transmission of a neural impulse?

dendrite cell body axon synapse

One of the clearest differences between the functions of the left and right hemispheres involves:

spoken language

A synapse is a(n):

junction between a sending neuron and a receiving neuron

The surgical removal of a large tumor from Allen's occipital lobe resulted in extensive loss of brain tissue. Allen is most likely to suffer some loss of:

vision

The central nervous system consists of:

the brain and spinal cord

The function of dendrites is to:

receive incoming signals from other neurons

The effect of a drug that is an agonist is to:

mimic a particular neurotransmitter

A patient with damage to Broca's area of the brain would probably have difficulty:

expressing thoughts in spoken language

The part of the left frontal lobe that directs the muscle movements involved in speech is known as:

Broca's area

The corpus callosum is a band of neural fibers that:

sends information between the cerebral hemispheres.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set