5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- reticular formation
- autonomic nervous system
- a the division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and the muscles of the internal organs (such as the heart). Its sympathetic division arouses; its parasympathetic division calms.
- b a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
- c the junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron.
- d periodic, natural, reversible loss of consciousness-as distinct from unconsciousness resulting from a coma, general anesthesia, or hibernation.
- e a neural structure lying below the thalamus; directs several maintenance activities (eating, drinking, body temperature), helps govern the endocrine system via the pituitary gland, and is linked to emotion.
5 Multiple choice questions
- an area of the frontal lobe, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech; controls language expression.
- our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
- a pair of endocrine glands that sit just above the kidneys and secrete hormones (epinephrine and norepinephrine) that help arouse the body in times of stress.
- a technique for revealing bloodflow and therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. show brain function.
- a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind.
5 True/False questions
motor cortex → area at the rear of the frontal lobe; controls voluntary movements.
dendrites → bundled axons that form neural "cables" connecting the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs.
cerebral cortex → thin layer of interconnected neurons covering the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.
neuron → bundled axons that form neural "cables" connecting the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs.
parasympathetic nervous system → the division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body, conserving its energy.