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5 Matching questions

  1. inattentional blindness
  2. brainstem
  3. autonomic nervous system
  4. myelin
  5. olfactory bulb
  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 a brain area that receives and processes information from the smell receptors in the nose
  3. c the nerves that work mostly automatically in the control of body organs and basic life functions
  4. d not being able to see what is right in front of your eyes
  5. e the white, fatty substance that surrounds portions of the axon of a neuron

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Greek for seahorse, this part of the brain bends around the inside of the temporal lobe. An important region for the formation and storage of conscious memories
  2. a division of the autonomic nervous system consisting of nerves that slow one down, relaxes one, and help conserve energy by digesting food and reducing heartbeat and blood pressure
  3. little openings in the neuron
  4. the part of the brain attached to the back of the brainstem. Its main job is to control coordinated body movements
  5. the feeling that persists in a limb that has been amputated. This demonstrates that the sense of feeling is in the brain

5 True/False questions

  1. axonthe relatively long branch that extends out of the soma of a neuron and carries messages


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


  3. semipermeablethe branches at the end of the axon of a neuron that send a chemical signal to a muscle, an organ, or to another neuron


  4. multiple sclerosisa serious disease that destroys the myelin that protects and insulates nerves


  5. endocrine systema series of interconnected structures that lie between the brainstem and the cortex; it processes emotional feelings and reactions


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