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5 Matching questions

  1. reticular formation
  2. motor cortex
  3. brainstem
  4. dream
  5. peripheral nervous system (PNS)
  1. a area at the rear of the frontal lobe; controls voluntary movements.
  2. b the sensory and motor neurons connecting the central nervous system (CNS) to the rest of the body.
  3. c a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind.
  4. d 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.
  5. e a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the tendency for REM sleep to increases following REM sleep deprivation (created by repeated awakenings during REM sleep).
  2. the brain's ability to change, especially during childhood by reorganizing after damage or by building new pathways based on experience.
  3. the division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations.
  4. neural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives.
  5. neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous to the muscles and glands.

5 True/False questions

  1. temporal lobesportion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes ares that receive information from the ears.


  2. parietal lobesportion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgments.


  3. PET (positron emission tomography) scana view of brain activity showing where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task.


  4. sensory neuronsneurons that carry incoming information from the sensory receptors to the central nervous system.


  5. latent contentaccording to Freud, the underlying meaning of a dream.


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