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  1. Wernicke's area
  2. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  3. thalamus
  4. sleep apnea
  5. reticular formation
  1. a a sleep disorder in which a sleeping person repeatedly stops breathing until blood oxygen is so low it awakens the person just long enough to draw a breath.
  2. b a technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images of soft tissue. show brain anatomy.
  3. c area at the top of the brainstem; directs sensory messages to the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla.
  4. d a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
  5. e a brain area, usually in the left temporal lobe, involved in the left temporal lobe, involved in language comprehension and expression; controls language reception.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a view of brain activity showing where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task.
  2. focusing conscious awareness on a particular stimulus.
  3. false sensory experiences, such as hearing something in the absence of an external auditory stimulus.
  4. periodic, natural, reversible loss of consciousness-as distinct from unconsciousness resulting from a coma, general anesthesia, or hibernation.
  5. according to Freud, the remembered story line of a dream.

5 True/False Questions

  1. opiateschemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues.


  2. limbic systemneural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives.


  3. neurotransmittersneuron-produced chemicals that cross synapses to carry messages to other neurons or cells.


  4. nervous systemthe body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.


  5. corpus callosumthe "little brain" at the rear of the brainstem; functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance.


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