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  1. action potential
  2. parasympathetic nervous system
  3. axons
  4. thalamus
  5. split brain
  1. a condition in which the brain's two hemispheres are isolated by cutting the fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) connecting them.
  2. b area at the top of the brainstem; directs sensory messages to the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla.
  3. c neuron extensions that pass messages to other neurons or cells.
  4. d the division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body, conserving its energy.
  5. e a nerve impulse.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. neural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives.
  2. area at the rear of the frontal lobe; controls voluntary movements.
  3. the oldest part and central core of the brain, beginning where the spinal cords swells as it enters the skull; the brainstem is responsible for automatic survival functions.
  4. the division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations.
  5. the endocrine system's most influential gland. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands.

5 True/False questions

  1. opiatesbundled axons that form neural "cables" connecting the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs.


  2. medullatwo lima-bean-sized neural clusters in the limbic system; linked to emotion.


  3. sensory cortexarea at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations.


  4. occipital lobesportion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes areas that receive information from the visual fields.


  5. alpha wavesrelatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state.


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