5 Written Questions
4 Matching Questions
- motor cortex
- glial cells
- Broca's area
- a ...
- b controls language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
- c an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
- d the brain's sensory switchboard, located on top of the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
- the portion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes the auditory areas, each of which receives auditory information primarily from the opposite ear
- the portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes the visual areas, which receive visual information from the opposite visual field.
- the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
- a technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect
5 True/False Questions
cerebral cortex → the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.
PET scan → a series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body.
plasticity → ...
wenicke's area → controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)
sensory cortex → the area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations