5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- action potential
- nervous system
- a a nerve impulse.
- b the "little brain" at the rear of the brainstem; functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance.
- c the base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing.
- d the body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.
- e chemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues.
5 Multiple choice questions
- neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous to the muscles and glands.
- the brain and spinal cord.
- portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes areas that receive information from the visual fields.
- the body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream.
- the tendency for REM sleep to increases following REM sleep deprivation (created by repeated awakenings during REM sleep).
5 True/False questions
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.
EEG (electroencephalograph) → recording apparatus, using electrodes placed on the scalp, that records waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface.
reticular formation → focusing conscious awareness on a particular stimulus.
association areas → areas of the cerebral cortex that are primarily involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking.
corpus callosum → large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them.