In terms of brain evolution, the sequence of brain regions from oldest to newest is?
brain stem; limbic system; cerebral cortex
The division of the nervous system that controls the skeletal muscles (voluntary movements) is the?
Generally speaking, if electrical stimulation to the brain ___ a certain behavior, lesions in the same region will ___ it?
What is the relationship between the sympathetic and parasympathetic?
the sympathetic system mobilizes the body's resources, wheras the parasympathetic system functions to conserve energy
Which of the following descriptions highlights how conduction of a message from one neuron to another takes place?
A chemical is released from the axon and floats across the synapse to the dendrite
When the ___ lobe of the brain is electrically stimulated, people report physical sensations, as if they had been touched for example on the arm?
The structure that connects the right and left hemispheres of the cortex to each other is?
The area of the frontal lobe that plays an important role in the production of speech is called?
If the left hemisphere of the brain is damaged which part of the body would be most directly affected ?
The stroke victim is paralyzed on the right side of his body which part of the brain is affected the?
If you sent the word banana to a split brain patients left hemisphere and the word cucumber to his right hemisphere which of the following would he be able to name verbally?
Which part of the brain seems to play a major role in the work of artists architects and engineers who must rely heavily on visual spatial skills?
The fluid filled coiled tunnel in the inner ear that houses the ears neural tissue is known as the?
Which of the following statements represents nature vs nature controversy?
Heredity and environment interact to affect an individual's development
It has been suggested that the two hemisphere of the brain have different modes of thinking according to this notion the right hemisphere would probably better at ?
Assembling a jigsaw puzzle
Which of the following statements of neurons is true?
All neurons receive integrate and transmit signals within the nervous system
The all or none principle state that ?
Action potential do not vary in strength they simply either occur or they don't
The fovea is?
all of the above/ located at the center of the retina, the point of greatest visual acuity where the cones are concentrated
A good analogy for the way in which a neurotransmitter bind to receptor sites?
A key fitting in the lock of a door
The two basic divisions of the nervous system are?
The central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system
The blood brain barrier is a semipermeable membrane like mechanism that?
Stops some chemicals from passing from the bloodstream to the brain
When you look at a table with a pile of books on it you don't sense the whole table because part of it is covered but you perceive that table has a whole?
Reversible figures such as the silhouetted faces-vase figure illustrate the Gestalt principle of?
Figure ground organization
When we mentally connect the dots to make a partial picture complete we are using the gestalt principle of ?
Electrical stimulation of its lateral hypothalamus causes an animal to overeat and become obese therefore we would expect that lessoning the lateral hypothalamus would produce ?
Under eating and weight loss
If a key part of the ___ is destroyed an animal will lose all interest in food and may well starve to death?
The lesioning of the frontal or prefrontal area of the brain as an early treatment for schizophrenia is known as ?
Aggressive behavior is observed in animals the experience electrical stimulation of the ___?