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  1. Wernicke's area
  2. frontal lobes
  3. amygdala
  4. glial cells
  5. temporal lobes
  1. a cells in the nervous system that support, nourish, and protect neurons ("neural nannies")
  2. b two almond-shaped neural clusters that are components of the limbic system and are linked to emotion (especially aggression and fear)
  3. c the portion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes the auditory areas, each of which receives auditory information primarily from the opposite ear
  4. d the 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
  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. the area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations
  2. controls language expression-an area of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
  3. impairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area (impairing speaking) or to Wernicke's area (impairing understanding)
  4. 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. largest, most complicated, and most advanced of the three divisions of the brain; comprises the thalamus, hypothalamus, limbic system, basal ganglia, corpus callosum, and cortex

5 True/False questions

  1. angular gyrusarea of the parietal lobes that transforms visual representations into an auditory code

          

  2. fissuresa 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. association areascontrols language expression-an area of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech

          

  4. split brainscondition resulting from surgery isolating brain's two hemispheres by cutting fibers connecting them

          

  5. hemispheric lateralizationin the brain; hemispheric specialization