← Psych Ch. 2 Vocab Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- blood-brain barrier
- biological psychology
- Broca's area
- pituitary gland
- a a branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior
- b an area of the frontal lobe, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
- c the endocrine system's most influential gland. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls pother endocrine glands.
- d impairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area (impairing speaking) or to Wernike's area (impairing understanding)
- e enables the brain to fence out unwanted chemical circulating in the blood, and some chemicals don't have the right shape to slither through this barrier.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a pair of endocrine glands just above the kidneys. The adrenals secrete the hormones epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), which help to arouse the body in times of stress.
- produced within
- a simple, autonomic, inborn respnse to a sensory stimulus, such as the knee-jerk response.
- theory that claimed bumps on the skull could reveal out mental abilities and our character traits.
- interconnected neural cells with experience, networks can learn, as feedback strenthens or inhibits connections that produce certain results. Computer simulations of neural networks show analogous learning
5 True/False Questions
endocrine system → produced within
Reward Deficiency Syndrome → a genetically disposed dificiency in the natural brain systems for pleasure and well-being that leads people to crave whatever provides that missing please or relieves negative feeling.
sensory cortex → an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
split brains → more like pushing its brake; stops firing impulse
excitatory → more like pushing its brake; stops firing impulse