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5 Matching questions

  1. brainstem
  2. axonal transmission
  3. action potential
  4. basal ganglila
  5. peripheral nervous system
  1. a the brain area just at the top of the spinal cord where the brain and spinal cord meet. it includes a number of regions responsible for basic body functions.
  2. b the firing of a neuron. An electical charge travels from one end to the other
  3. c works with cerebellum and cortex for smooth and coordinated body movements
  4. d the electrical process by which a signal travels from one end of a cell to the other
  5. e the nerves that bring messages from the body to the spinal cord together with the nerves that send messages out from the spinal cord to the body

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. openings in the myelin cover where sodium can enter the cell
  2. a brain area located at the end of the hippocampus that is a center for emotions such as fear and anger
  3. first described neurons through drawings, calling them "butterflies of the soul"
  4. an important area located just below the thalamus that serves as a regulator or control center for a number of motivations, such as hunger or thirst
  5. the relatively long branch that extends out of the soma of a neuron and carries messages

5 True/False questions

  1. inattentional blindnessthe feeling that persists in a limb that has been amputated. This demonstrates that the sense of feeling is in the brain


  2. Prader-Willi Syndromea rare genetic disorder that causes a person's hypothalamus to malfunction. the sufferer has an insatiable appetite, always feeling hungry. Other problems include shortness, low muscle tone, and mental retardation


  3. somatic nervous systemthe nerves that work mostly automatically in the control of body organs and basic life functions


  4. pituitary glanda gland in the brain that is sometimes called the "master gland" because it releases hormones that influence other glands in the body


  5. endocrine systema system of glands located throughout the body that secrete chemicals (hormones) into the bloodstream, often influencing moods and behaviors


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