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5 Matching questions

  1. lesion
  2. association areas
  3. Wernicke's area
  4. thalamus
  5. Michael Gazzaniga and Roger Sperry
  1. a areas of the cerebral cortex that are not involved in primary motor or sensory functions; rather, they are involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking
  2. b tissue destruction
  3. c psychologists; split brains in mice/rats/cats and showed that they weren't affected; later conducted split brain research on humans
  4. d controls language reception-a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression;usually in the left temporal lobe
  5. e the brain's sensory switchboard, located on top of the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the visible folds of the cerebral cortex
  2. the portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position
  3. a neural center located in the limbic system that helps process explicit memories for storage
  4. cells in the nervous system that support, nourish, and protect neurons ("neural nannies")
  5. an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements

5 True/False questions

  1. MRIa technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images that distinguish among different types of soft tissue; allows us to see structures within the brain


  2. cerebral cortexthe intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center


  3. reticular formationan area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements


  4. medullatwo almond-shaped neural clusters that are components of the limbic system and are linked to emotion (especially aggression and fear)


  5. frontal lobesthe portion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgements, as well as personality