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5 Matching questions

  1. plasticity
  2. fMRI
  3. parietal lobes
  4. brainstem
  5. Wernicke's area
  1. a the brain's capacity for modification, as evident in brain reorganization following damage (especially in children) and in experiments on the effects of experience on brain development
  2. b a technique for revealing blood flow and, therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. MRI scans show brain anatomy; fMRI scans show brain function.
  3. c the oldest part and central core of the brain, beginning where the spinal cord swells as it enters the skull; the brainstem is responsible for automatic survival functions
  4. d 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
  5. e controls language reception-a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression;usually in the left temporal lobe

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. psychologists; split brains in mice/rats/cats and showed that they weren't affected; later conducted split brain research on humans
  2. in the brain; hemispheric specialization
  3. an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
  4. a part of the brain located at the rear base of the skull that is involved in the basic processes of life (also known as the lower brain or reptilian brain)
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. Phineas Gageimpairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area (impairing speaking) or to Wernicke's area (impairing understanding)

          

  2. corpus callosumthe large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them

          

  3. sensory cortexan area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements

          

  4. split brainsa part of the brain located at the rear base of the skull that is involved in the basic processes of life (also known as the lower brain or reptilian brain)

          

  5. occipital lobesthe portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes the visual areas, which receive visual information from the opposite visual field