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Unit 1- Issues Wellness
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The darker tissue of the brain and spinal cord consisting mainly of nerve cell bodies and branching dendrites?
What does the corpus callosum do?
connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain
This contains nerve fibers with large amounts of insulating material (myelin).
This lobe of the brain helps with auditory processing.
Which of the following are functions of the occipital lobe?
Which of the following are functions of the frontal lobe?
personality and behavior
Which of the following functions are part of the parietal lobe?
sense of touch and pain
Controls speech, comprehension, arithmetic and writing.
This part of a neuron has sacs where the neurotransmitters are located.
The hippocampus is responsible for______.
The cerebellum helps coordinate ___________
involuntary muscle movements
This structure is responsible for forming our memory.
The gap between two neurons is called _______.
Secretes hormones to promote bone growth.
The arms on a neuron are called _______.
The _________ is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and accessory structures.
Central Nervous system
This part of the brain is our "problem solving" area.
This part of the brain is regulates involuntary actions that are necessary for survival, such as breathing and heart rate.
This structure is responsible for producing fear.
This helps control eye and face movements.
Exercise has been shown to help people who suffer from this brain disorder.
Traumatic brain injury usually occurs from a _________.
bump or blow to the head
What is one of the hormones released into the body during exercise?
This age group has a high risk of traumatic brain injury.
15-19 years of age
A blood clot within the brain.
_______ would be a good way to help the brain.
riding a bike
going on a long walk
(All of the above)
Children with mild traumatic brain injuries will experience the same symptoms as adults.
After you stop exercising, how long does the calming effect last to help you pay attention better?
Doctors have discovered that increased blood flow to the brain can actually help the brain grow new connections.
Blood flow decreases to the brain during exercise because it is being used by the body's muscles.
How much does the brain weigh in pounds?
The brain can process one hundred trillion instructions per second.
The brain can process information to make it seem like time actually slows down under stressful conditions.
The brain consumes ______ of the energy that we take in.
No matter how hungry you get, the brain cannot convince you to eat stuff like fish eyes, skin, liver, etc.
How many days did Steve Callahan survive at sea before being found?
What part of the brain drives us to seek out food?
The brain can slow down your metabolism so that you will move slower and regrow cells slower to be able to endure starvation.
What happens when you lose 1/2 of the protein in your body?
How many days did Jean survive trapped in the cave without food?
Temperatures in a race-car can reach up to 140 degrees.
There are over _______ miles of blood vessels in the human brain.
What does melatonin do for the body?
Makes us drowsy
How many years will we spend dreaming in our sleep?
What is the largest part of the brain?
Judgement making is done in the Frontal Lobe.
Auditory processing takes place in the ______ lobe.
This connects the right and left hemispheres.
involuntary functions, such as breathing and heart rate, are controlled by the ____________.
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