psych test ch2
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An impaired use of language
parasympathetic nervous system
After discovering that the shadows outside his window were only the trees in the yard, Ralph's blood pressure decreased and his heartbeat slowed. These physical reactions were most directly regulated by his:
The surgical removal of a large tumor from Dane's occipital lobe resulted win extensive loss of brain tissue. Dane is most likely to suffer some loss of:
Which Brain structure receives information from all the senses except smell?
If a professor accused you of cheating on a test, your adrenal glands would probably release ___________________ into your bloodstream
understanding what others are saying
After Paul's serious snow-skiing accident, doctors detected damage, Paul is most likely to experience difficulty in:
Neurosurgeons have served the corpus callosum in human patients in order to reduce:
solve arithmetic problems
Damage to the left cerebral hemisphere is most likely to reduce a person's ability to:
junction between a sending neuron and a receiving neuron
A synapse is a(n):
The strengthening of synaptic connections facilitates the formation of:
The part of the brainstem that controls heartbeat and breathing is called the:
The minimum level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse is called the:
Which of the following is the component of the limbic system that plays an essential role in the formation of new memories:
The master gland of the endocrine system is the:
Auditory stimulation is first processed in the __________________ lobes.
The sensory cortex is most critical for our sense of:
Right and left ; right
Reading a story involves brain activity in the ________________ cerebral hemisphere(s). Producing a creative artistic drawing involves brain activity in the _______________ cerebral hemisphere(s).
A drug that mimics the effects of a particular neurotransmitter or blocks its reuptake is called a(n):
sympathetic nervous system
You come home one night to find a burglar
The depolarization of a neural membrane creates a(n):
Wernicke's area is typically located in the left _________________ lobe.
playing his guitar
After Kato's serious motorcycle accident, doctors detected damage to his cerebellum. Kato is most likely to have difficulty:
transmits information between the cerebral hemispheres
The corpus callosum is a wide band of neural fibers that:
The association areas are located in the:
reabsorption of excess nuerotransmitter molecules by a sending neuron.
Reuptake refers to the:
use her left hand to draw a picture of the comb
If a picture of a comb is briefly flashed in the left visual field of split brain patient, she should be able to:
After Miguel's recent automobile accident, doctors detected damage to his cerebral cortex in brook's area. It is likely that Miguel will have difficulty:
The motor cortex is located in the ________________ lobes.
An undersupply of serotonin is most closely linked to:
Botulin poisoning from improperly canned food causes paralysis by blocking the release of:
To demonstrate that brain stimulation can make a rat violently aggressive a neuroscientist should electrically stimulate the rat's:
The reticular formation is located in the:
receive incoming signals from other neurons
The function of dendrites is to:
If your __________________ is destroyed, the left side of your brain could not control the movements of your right hand.
Hormones are the chemical messengers of the:
body chemistry and violent behavior
A biological psychologist would be most interested in the relationship between:
The capacity of one brain area to take over the functions of another damaged brain area is known as brain:
A doughnut-shaped system of neural structures at the border of the brainstem and cerebral hemispheres is known as the:
Alzheimer's disease is most closely linked to the loss of neurons that produce:
Schizophrenia is most closely linked with excess receptor activity for the neurotransmitter
The two major divisions of the nervous system are the central and the ________________ nervous system.
The brainstem is to arousal as the limbic system is to:
The brain and the spinal cord
The central nervous system consists of:
Opiate drugs occupy the same receptor sites as:
An amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the surface of the brain is called a(n):
The brain's electrical oscillations, which slow during sleep, are coordinated by the:
Surgical destruction of brain tissue is called a(n):
Which lobes of the brain receive the input that enables you to feel someone scratching your back?
The "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem is called the:
lapse into coma
Serving a car's reticular formation from higher brain regions causes the cat to:
A simple, automatic, inborn response a sensory stimulus is called a:
The speed at which a neural impulse travels is increased when the axon is encased by a(n):
In order to identify which of Lucy's brain areas was most active when she talked, neuroscientists gave her a temporarily radioactive form of glucose and a(n):
The part of the cerebral cortex that directs the muscle movements involved in speeches known as:
The knee-jerk reflex is controlled by interneurons in the: