The circadian rhythm is influenced by light-sensitive retinal proteins that trigger signals to the
Females with a history of physical abuse are at ________ risk for substance addiction. Those with a history of eating disorders are at risk
for ________ substance addiction.
The benefits of brain plasticity are most clearly demonstrated in
children who have had a cerebral hemisphere surgically removed
After Paul's serious snow-skiing accident, doctors detected damage to his cerebral cortex in Wernicke's area. Because of the damage,
Paul is most likely to experience difficulty in
understanding what others are saying
The simultaneous processing of information at both conscious and unconscious levels is called
Schizophrenia is most closely linked with excess receptor activity for the neurotransmitter
The British government classifies the highly addictive crystallized form of ________ as one of the most dangerous of drugs
The best indication that dreaming serves a necessary biological function is provided by the fact that
most mammals experience REM rebound.
Dr. Wolski does research on the potential relationship between neurotransmitter deficiencies and mood states. Which psychological
specialty does Dr. Wolski's research best represent?
Brain regions that buzz with activity as people learn to perform a visual-discrimination task are especially likely to buzz again later as they
The auditory hallucinations experienced by people with schizophrenia are most closely linked with the activation of areas in their
While a man provided directions to a construction worker, two experimenters rudely interrupted by passing between them carrying a door.
The man's failure to notice that the construction worker was replaced by a different person during this interruption illustrates
Prolonged and excessive drinking can shrink the brain most intensely in ________ who have ________ of a stomach enzyme that digests
Research studies of the content of dreams indicate that
people are more likely to dream of failure than of success
The brain structure that provides a major link between the nervous system and the endocrine system is the
To identify which specific brain areas are most active during a particular mental task, researchers would be most likely to make use of a(n)
As Inge recalled her dream, she was dancing with a tall, dark, and handsome gentleman when suddenly the music shifted to loud rock and
the man disappeared. According to Freud, Inge's account represents the ________ content of her dream.
A neural system at the border of the brainstem and the cerebral hemispheres is known as the
A picture of a dog is briefly flashed in the left visual field of a split-brain patient. At the same time a picture of a boy is flashed in the right
visual field. In identifying what she saw, the patient would be most likely to
verbally report that she saw a boy.
Smokers with ________ levels of nicotine tolerance are likely to suffer the most severe withdrawal symptoms when they discontinue
During a heated argument with his teenage daughter, Mr. Reid suddenly lapsed into a state of REM sleep. Mr. Reid apparently suffers from
Messages are transmitted from your spinal cord to muscles in your hands by the ________ nervous system.
Alzheimer's disease is most closely linked to the deterioration of neurons that produce
The two major divisions of the nervous system are the central and the ________ nervous systems
The ability to simultaneously copy different figures with the right and left hand is most characteristic of those whose ________ has been
People's moral judgments are most likely to seem unrestrained by normal emotions if they have suffered damage to their