5 Written Questions
4 Matching Questions
- PET scan
- reticular formation
- a a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task
- b ...
- c the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
- d a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body.
- a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
- 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
- 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
- the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.
5 True/False Questions
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 → a technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect
wenicke's area → controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)
split brain → 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
hypothalamus → limbic system component that regulates hunger, body temperature and other functions