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Psychology in Action Professor Davis Edison State College Spring 2012

The cerebral cortex consists of the

frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes

Three structures associated with the brain stem are the _____.

pons, medulla, and the midbrain

This part of the brain is responsible for survival functions such as heart beat and respiration.

brain stem

A main function of the medulla is to _____.

control automatic bodily functions such as respiration and heart rate

Which of the following structures is NOT a part of the forebrain?
A. hypothalamus
B. medulla
C. limbic system
D. cerebral cortex

B. medulla

Three structures included in the hindbrain are the:

medulla, pons, and cerebellum

This structure at the top of the brain stem is involved in respiration, movement, waking, REM sleep, and dreaming.


This structure at the base of the brain behind the brain stem is responsible for maintaining smooth movements, balance, and some aspects of perception and cognition.


The next time you see someone at a party who is having trouble walking properly, you might say, "He has had too much to drink, and it went right to his _____."


The _____ is located near the top of the brainstem and is involved in coordinating eye and body movement, sleep, and arousal.


While reading your newspaper in the morning, you notice a crash in the street outside. The part of your brain that refocuses your attention from the paper to the crash is the _____.

reticular formation

The largest and most prominent part of the human brain is the _____.


What is the major sensory relay area for the brain?


Injury to the thalamus can cause all except which of the following?

loss of smell

Many symptoms of schizophrenia, like hearing voices, misunderstanding social cues, and misinterpreting sensory information could be due to abnormalities in the _____.


This is a small structure that maintains homeostasis and regulates emotions and drives such as hunger, thirst, sex, and aggression.


The hippocampus, amygdala, thalamus, and hypothalamus are all parts of the _____.

limbic system

Frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes make up the _____.

cerebral cortex

In total, due to the cerebral hemispheres. We have _____ lobes in our brain.


Motor control, speech production, thinking, personality, emotion, and memory are all governed by your _____.

frontal lobe

The case of Phineas Gage suggests that the _____ lobes regulate our personality and are largely responsible for much of what makes us uniquely human.


The _____ lobes are involved with hearing, language comprehension, memory, and some emotional control


_____ area is found in the temporal lobe, and is involved with language comprehension.


Vision and visual perception occur in the _____ lobes.


This is the name of the bundle of nerve fibers that carries information between the brain's right and left hemispheres.

corpus callosum

Your left brain doesn't know what your right brain is doing. It is MOST likely that your _____ has severed.

corpus callosum

The right hemisphere of the brain is specialized for _____ in most adults.
A. musical abilities
B. spatial abilities
C. recognizing facts
D. all of these options

D. all of these options

Both concussion and contusion are types of _______.

traumatic brain injuries

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