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5 Matching questions

  1. aphasia
  2. CT scan
  3. association areas
  4. Broca's area
  5. wenicke's area
  1. a controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)
  2. b areas of the cerebral cortex that are not involved in primary motor or sensory functions; rather, they are involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking
  3. c a series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body.
  4. d ...
  5. e controls language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task
  2. ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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. a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.

5 True/False questions

  1. frontal lobesthe portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position


  2. limbic systemthe part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus


  3. temporal lobesthe 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


  4. motor cortexthe area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations


  5. cerebellumthe "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance


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