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4 Matching Questions

  1. thalamus
  2. motor cortex
  3. glial cells
  4. Broca's area
  1. a ...
  2. b controls language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
  3. c an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
  4. 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

  1. the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
  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 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 "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
  5. a technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect

5 True/False Questions

  1. cerebral cortexthe intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.


  2. 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.


  3. plasticity...


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


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


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