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The somatic nervous system is a component of the ________ nervous system.


Neural networks refer to

functionally interconnected clusters of neurons in the central nervous system.

Wernicke's area is typically located in the left ________ lobe.


Babies favor the _______ side of their mouth when beginning a smile and the ______ side when babbling.

left; right

The best way to detect enlarged fluid-filled brain regions in some patients who have schizophrenia is to use a(n):


Neural regulation of a child's language functioning is transferred to the right hemisphere if speech areas in the left hemisphere are damaged. This best illustrates:


Messages are transmitted from your spinal cord to your heart muscles by the:

autonomic nervous system.

A biological psychologist would be most interested in the relationship between:

body chemistry and violent behavior.

Heartbeat acceleration is to heartbeat deceleration as the ________ nervous system is to the ________ nervous system.

parasympathetic; sympathetic

To demonstrate that brain stimulation can make a rat violently aggressive, a neuroscientist should electrically stimulate the rat's:


Research on left-handedness suggests that:

genes or prenatal factors play a role in handedness.

Botulin poisoning from improperly canned food causes paralysis by blocking the release of:


Auditory stimulation is first processed in the ________ lobes.


Sensory neurons are an important part of the:

peripheral nervous system.

Messages are transmitted from your spinal cord to muscles in your hands by the ________ nervous system.


Transferring messages from a motor neuron to a leg muscle requires the neurotransmitter known as:


Neural impulses may travel as rapidly as:

200 miles per hour.

Opiate drugs occupy the same receptor sites as


The brain structure that provides a major link between the nervous system and the hormone system is the:


Jason's painful withdrawal symptoms following heroin use were probably due in part to a reduction in his body's normal production of:


Which region of the brainstem takes you to a state of arousal when someone nearby mentions your name?

reticular formation

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):

PET scan.

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