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  1. hindbrain
  2. sensory cortex
  3. thalamus
  4. parietal lobes
  5. Phineas Gage
  1. a 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
  2. b 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)
  3. c 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
  4. d the area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations
  5. e railroad worker who survived a severe brain injury that dramatically changed his personality and behavior; case played a role in the development of the understanding of the localization of brain function

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; it helps coordinate voluntary movement and balance
  2. impairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area (impairing speaking) or to Wernicke's area (impairing understanding)
  3. an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
  4. 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. a 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

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. hippocampusthe 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

          

  3. EEGa visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task

          

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

          

  5. plasticitythe 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