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Psychology: Learning Curve 2b.

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A century ago, scientists used _______ to help them determine that the right side of the body was connected to the left side of the brain, and vice versa; that damage to the back of the brain resulted in vision damage; and that damage to the left-front part of the brain produced difficulties with speech.
case studies
The limbic system structure that influences aggression is called the:
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Neuroscientists can _____ various parts of the brain and then see the effect without causing lasting damage.
stimulate
The _____ sits at the base of the brainstem and below the pons.
medulla
Early case studies of the brain found that damage to one side of the brain caused numbness or paralysis on the opposite side of the body. This suggested that:
the body's right side is connected to the brain's left side, and vice versa.
Dr. Penn is a neurologist studying the effects of multiple concussions on the brain. Dr. Penn is MOST likely to use which of the following to get a glimpse of his clients' brains?
MRI scan
Jason really enjoys eating ice cream. The joy he receives from eating ice cream comes from the dopamine secreted from an area of the brain located in front of the hypothalamus. This area is called the:
nucleus accumbens
Dr. Garcia is using neuroimaging technology to determine which part of the brain is active when prejudiced people view photographs of White and Black people. Which of the following neuroimaging techniques is Dr. Garcia likely to use?
(A) MRI scan

(B) fMRI

(C) EEG

(D) PET scan
(D)
Dr. Han is trying to determine which brain structure is associated with aggressive behavior among rats. Which part of the brain is she likely to stimulate?
amygdala
Dr. Snell wants to use neuroimaging to detect which part of the brain is active when a person is lying. She asks half her participants to tell the truth about an event from their childhood and half to tell a lie about such an event. Which brain imaging technique should she use?
functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
As a result of a car accident, Sari now has problems forming new memories of facts and events. Sari's _____ was damaged in the car accident.
hippocampus
By _______ clusters of brain cells, scientists have discovered that damage to part of the occipital lobe results in a loss of vision.
lesioning
Dr. Raine is studying the relationship between love and attraction. He is particularly interested in learning which parts of the brain are active when people view images of their partner versus a stranger or friend, and so he uses _______ scan to view the brain of his participants.
PET
A police officer was shot in the head and immediately stopped breathing. It is likely the bullet pierced his:
medulla
Dr. Khan is studying the relationship between love and attraction. She is particularly interested in learning which parts of the brain are active when people view images of their partner versus a stranger or friend. Which of the following neuroimaging techniques is Dr. Khan likely to use?
PET scan
To monitor the electrical activity in the brain that is triggered by hearing your name, researchers would make use of a(n):
EEG
In conducting research on the limbic system, Dr. Harrington electrically stimulates the _____ of cats and then measures their rage and fear reactions.
amygdala
Ronald wakes up feeling tired and with a headache. His physician suspects he may have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder. To make a proper diagnosis, the doctor uses a(n) _______ to view Ronald's brain while he is asleep.
EEG
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