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Ch. 2 Psychology
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Neurons with the greatest number of dendrites and axon terminals would also be most likely to share the greatest number of ________ with other neurons.
Which endocrine gland regulates body growth?
The chemical messengers of the endocrine system are called
An area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements is called the
The reabsorption of excess neurotransmitter molecules by a sending neuron is called
The brain and spinal cord form the
central nervous system
Epigenetics is the study of environmental influences on ________ that occur without a DNA change.
For you to be able to run, ________ must relay messages from your central nervous system to your leg muscles.
Which regions of the cerebral cortex lie at the back of the head and receive visual information?
A brain lesion refers to ________ of brain tissue.
Some researchers believe that substance use disorders may result from
a reward deficiency syndrome
Unlike fraternal twins, identical twins are described as
Plasticity refers to the brain's capacity to
build new neural pathways
The large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres is called the
Alana suffered a brain disease that destroyed major portions of her temporal lobes. Alana is most likely to suffer some loss of
Evolutionary psychology would be most likely to suggest that human preferences for sweets and fats
are genetically predisposed
The impact of a mother's healthy food consumption on the prenatal development of her offspring best illustrates
Which region of the human brain best distinguishes us from other animals?
If a genetic predisposition to fear darkness contributes to reproductive success, that trait will likely be passed on to subsequent generations. This best illustrates
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