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  1. hypothalamus
  2. thalamus
  3. cerebellum
  4. plasticity
  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 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 limbic system component that regulates hunger, body temperature and other functions
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)
  3. 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
  4. a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task
  5. ...

5 True/False questions

  1. reticular formationan area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements


  2. motor cortexan area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements


  3. CT scana series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body.


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


  5. aphasia...


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