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5 Matching Questions

  1. plasticity
  2. cerebellum
  3. CT scan
  4. MRI
  5. brainstem
  1. a the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. d a technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect
  5. 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

  1. the large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them
  2. a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
  3. 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 expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech

5 True/False Questions

  1. hypothalamusthe 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


  2. parietal lobesthe portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position


  3. limbic systema system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior


  4. aphasiathe inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal


  5. occipital lobesthe 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.


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