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5 Matching questions

  1. cerebellum
  2. plasticity
  3. Broca's area
  4. corpus callosum
  5. thalamus
  1. a the large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. d controls language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
  5. 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

  1. the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.
  2. a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task
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  5. controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)

5 True/False questions

  1. MRItissue destruction. A brain lesion is a naturally or experimentally caused destruction of brain tissue


  2. 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


  3. brainstemthe part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus


  4. reticular formationa nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.


  5. parietal lobes...


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