5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- action potential
- parasympathetic nervous system
- split brain
- a condition in which the brain's two hemispheres are isolated by cutting the fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) connecting them.
- b area at the top of the brainstem; directs sensory messages to the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla.
- c neuron extensions that pass messages to other neurons or cells.
- d the division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body, conserving its energy.
- e a nerve impulse.
5 Multiple choice questions
- neural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives.
- area at the rear of the frontal lobe; controls voluntary movements.
- 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.
- the division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations.
- 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
opiates → bundled axons that form neural "cables" connecting the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs.
medulla → two lima-bean-sized neural clusters in the limbic system; linked to emotion.
sensory cortex → area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations.
occipital lobes → portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes areas that receive information from the visual fields.
alpha waves → relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state.