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5 Matching questions

  1. action potential
  2. cerebellum
  3. hormones
  4. medulla
  5. nervous system
  1. a a nerve impulse.
  2. b the "little brain" at the rear of the brainstem; functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance.
  3. c the base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing.
  4. d the body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.
  5. e chemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous to the muscles and glands.
  2. the brain and spinal cord.
  3. portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes areas that receive information from the visual fields.
  4. the body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream.
  5. the tendency for REM sleep to increases following REM sleep deprivation (created by repeated awakenings during REM sleep).

5 True/False questions

  1. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)recording apparatus, using electrodes placed on the scalp, that records waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface.

          

  2. EEG (electroencephalograph)recording apparatus, using electrodes placed on the scalp, that records waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface.

          

  3. reticular formationfocusing conscious awareness on a particular stimulus.

          

  4. association areasareas of the cerebral cortex that are primarily involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking.

          

  5. corpus callosumlarge band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them.

          

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