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5 Matching questions

  1. semipermeable
  2. somatic nervous system
  3. dendrites
  4. multiple sclerosis
  5. reticular formation
  1. a the surface membrane of a neuron is so called because some things can enter it and some things can enter it and some cannot
  2. b a serious disease that destroys the myelin that protects and insulates nerves
  3. c an area in the brainstem that keeps one awake and attentive to things in the environment
  4. d the branches of a neuron that extend out of the soma in order to receive signals
  5. e the nerves that serve the senses that go to the skeletal muscles

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. refers to the fact that when a neuron fires the signal goes all the way and at full strength
  2. the part of the brain attached to the back of the brainstem. Its main job is to control coordinated body movements
  3. the major type of cell in the nervous system that sends and receives signals. Often called a brain cell
  4. the body of a cell
  5. the electrical process by which a signal travels from one end of a cell to the other

5 True/False questions

  1. reticular activating systema system of nerve cells that extends from the spinal cord up into the brain that can be compared to the channel selector and volume control on a TV; determines what we pay attention to and how intense our attention is


  2. pituitary glanda brain area that receives and processes information from the smell receptors in the nose


  3. electroencephalogram (EEG)sensitive electrodes are placed on a person's scalp each electrode records the electrical firing of cells in a certain region of the cerebral cortex


  4. Williams 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


  5. brainstemthe 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.


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