5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Broca's area
- corpus callosum
- a the large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them
- b 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
- c 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
- d controls language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
- e the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
5 Multiple choice questions
- the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.
- a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task
- controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)
5 True/False questions
MRI → tissue destruction. A brain lesion is a naturally or experimentally caused destruction of brain tissue
temporal lobes → 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
brainstem → the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
reticular formation → a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
parietal lobes → ...