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5 Matching questions

  1. amygdala
  2. sensory cortex
  3. limbic system
  4. medulla
  5. cerebral cortex
  1. a ...
  2. b the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal
  3. c the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.
  4. d the area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations
  5. e a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them
  2. limbic system component that regulates hunger, body temperature and other functions
  3. the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
  4. a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
  5. the portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position

5 True/False questions

  1. PET scana series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body.


  2. split braina condition in which the two hemispheres of the brain are isolated by cutting the connecting fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) between them


  3. lesiona technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect


  4. association areascontrols language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech


  5. wenicke's areacontrols language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)


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