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  1. cerebellum
  2. limbic system
  3. plasticity
  4. PET scan
  5. frontal lobes
  1. a the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
  2. b ...
  3. c a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
  4. d a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task
  5. e the brain's capacity for modification, as evident in brain reorganization following damage (especially in children) and in experiments on the effects of experience on brain development

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a condition in which the two hemispheres of the brain are isolated by cutting the connecting fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) between them
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ...
  5. an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements

5 True/False Questions

  1. amygdala...

          

  2. MRItissue destruction. A brain lesion is a naturally or experimentally caused destruction of brain tissue

          

  3. reticular formationa nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.

          

  4. association areasa condition in which the two hemispheres of the brain are isolated by cutting the connecting fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) between them

          

  5. corpus callosumthe large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them

          

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