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  1. aphasia
  2. PET scan
  3. reticular formation
  4. cerebellum
  1. a a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task
  2. b ...
  3. c the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
  4. d a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body.
  2. a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

  1. 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


  2. brainstema technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect


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


  4. split braina condition in which the two hemispheres of the brain are isolated by cutting the connecting fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) between them


  5. hypothalamuslimbic system component that regulates hunger, body temperature and other functions


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