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Chapter 3: Brain
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The brain consists of approximately 100 billion nerve cells called ___________.
The microscopic space between two neurons is called a(n) ___________.
The chemicals released at an axon terminal are called ________________.
Neurotransmitters are released at the _________ ____________.
Acetyicholine, epinephrine, dopamine, and histamine are ____________________.
make up nerves
Def: The fatty layer of tissue that gives many nerves a whitish color is called ____________.
somatic and autonomic
The peripheral nervous system is compose of the _________________ and the _______________.
fight or flight
The function of the sympathetic nervous system is to prepare the body for __________ or ____________.
The role of the ____________ nervous system is to relax the body and return it to a lower level of arousal.
the outer layer of the cerebrum
The cerebral cortex is __________________________.
The cerebral cortex is composed of two sides or _____________.
The cerebral hemispheres are connected by a band of fibers called __________ _________________.
John has some paralysis and loss of sensation in his right side after a motorcycles accident. It is likely that there is brain damage in the _______ _________________.
Language and math are controlled by the ________ of the brain.
In most people, the right hemisphere of the brain is in charge of ______.
The brain center for hearing is in the __________ lobe.
The visual area of the brain is located in the _____________ lobe.
Bodily sensations such as touch, temperature, and pressure register in which brain area?
The sense of smell depends on the ____________ lobe.
brain and the spinal cord
The two main divisions of the central nervous system are the __________________________.
Which of the following is most closely associated with language comprehension?
The area of the frontal lobe which directs the body's muscles is called the __________ __________.
secretes many hormones that affect a wide range of behaviors especially in women
The pituitary gland is known as the "master gland" because it __________________________________.
reduced emotionally and changes in personality
Which of the following changes would you expect to occur in someone whose frontal lobes were damaged in an accident (ex. Phineas Gage)
The reflex control centers for vital life functions like the heart rate and breathing are found in the ____________.
sleep and arousal
The pons act as a bridge between the medulla and other brain areas and influences ______________________.
axons of one neuron and the dendrites of another
Synapses are located between ________________________________________________.
The _______________ is the part of the brain that stores lasting memories.
The characteristic of children's brains which allows for flexibility in brain organization is called _____________.
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