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  1. limbic system
  2. frontal lobes
  3. threshold
  4. endorphins
  5. insomnia
  1. a recurring problems in falling or staying asleep.
  2. b portion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgments.
  3. c "morphine within"-natural, opiatelike neurotransmitters linked to pain control to pleasure.
  4. d neural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives.
  5. e the level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an area of the frontal lobe, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech; controls language expression.
  2. area at the top of the brainstem; directs sensory messages to the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla.
  3. 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.
  4. the brain and spinal cord.
  5. areas of the cerebral cortex that are primarily involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking.

5 True/False questions

  1. neuronthe base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing.

          

  2. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)a technique for revealing bloodflow and therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. show brain function.

          

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

          

  4. split braincondition in which the brain's two hemispheres are isolated by cutting the fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) connecting them.

          

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

          

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