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The branching extensions of a neuron that receive information and conduct impulses toward the cell body (soma)
Autonomic Nervous System
The division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and muscles of the internal organs
Endocrine glands that help to arouse the body in times of stress
Computerized Axial Tomography (CT or CAT)
A series of X-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body
The brain's sensory switchboard, located on top of the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex
The "little brain", attached to the rear of the brainstem; it helps coordinate voluntary movements and balance
The intricate fabric of interconnected neurons that form the body's ultimate control and information processing center
The large band of neural fibers that connects the two brain hemispheres and allows them to communicate with each other
Brain's Left Hemisphere
For most people, language functions are in the left hemisphere.
Brain's Right Hemisphere
Houses the brain's spatial abilities
The process by which sensory systems (eyes, ears, and other sensory organs) and nervous system receive stimuli from our environment.
Concrete Operational Stage
In Piaget's theory, the stage of cognitive development (from about age 6 to 11 years of age)
during which children gain the mental skills that let them think logically about concrete events.
Conventional Moral Reasoning
Primary concern is to fit in and play the role of a good citizen and to follow the rules and laws.
Erik Erikson theorized ________ stages of psychosocial development.
Adjusting one's behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard.
Ethical Guidelines for Research
Protection from Harm
Alzheimer's Disease is associated with a lack of which neurotransmitter?
According to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, what are the 5 stages of a dying patient?
denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance
Walking into the bedroom, you think, "I need to get my backpack in the garage." When you reach the garage, you forget what you came in there for. As you return to the bedroom, you suddenly realize "backpack!"
A chart that depicts the number of coffee cups drunk in a day contains _____________________ data.
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