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AP Psychology Biological
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what hormone do the adrenal glands release?
what four brain structures make up the reptilian brain?
medulla, pons, RF, cerebellum
what structure of the neuron receives messages?
dendrites or receptor cites
what nervous system restores the body to normal functioning after arousal
what neurotransmitter is involved in arousal and mood?
the somatosensory cortex is located in what lobe?
Jonas got in a car accident. now he can't speak, even though he understands what others are saying to him. what is the name of Jonas's condition?
what method of studying the brain gives a 3-D view of the brain showing great detail, allowing researchers to view hard to see areas of the brain?
what is a motor neuron?
a neuron that carries messages from the CNS to the muscles
what is reuptake?
process by which neurotransmitters are taken back into the synaptic vesicles
what neurotransmitter is involved in sleep and inhibits movement?
what is another name for the reticular formation?
reticular activating system
which brain structure is responsible for fear responses and memory of fear?
what are the four major structures of the limbic system?
thalamus, hypothalamus, hippocampus, amygdala
what makes up the CNS?
brain and spinal cord
what structure of the neuron covers the axon helping it to insulate, protect, and speed up the neural message?
what is the condition produced by damage to the association areas of the right hemispheres resulting in an inability to recognize objects or body parts in the left visual field?
what brain structure is severed during split-brain surgery?
what method of studying the brain uses glucose to look at the functioning of the brain?
what is the synapse at which a neurotransmitter causes the receiving sell to stop firing?
what is the structure that plays a part in sleep, dreaming, left-right body coordination and arousal?
what brain structure is responsible for motivational behavior such as sleep, thirst, and/or sex?
which of the brains lobes contains the centers for temperature, taste, and touch sensations?
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