5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- CT scan
- a the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
- b the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
- c 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
- d a technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect
- e a series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- the large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them
- a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
- a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task
- controls language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
5 True/False Questions
hypothalamus → 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
parietal lobes → 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
limbic system → a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
aphasia → the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal
occipital lobes → 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.