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5 Matching questions

  1. EEG
  2. hippocampus
  3. plasticity
  4. fissures
  5. aphasia
  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 neural center located in the limbic system that helps process explicit memories for storage
  3. c the visible folds of the cerebral cortex
  4. d impairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area (impairing speaking) or to Wernicke's area (impairing understanding)
  5. e an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. controls language reception-a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression;usually in the left temporal lobe
  3. neural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives
  4. two almond-shaped neural clusters that are components of the limbic system and are linked to emotion (especially aggression and fear)
  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. 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. Phineas Gagerailroad 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


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


  4. Michael Gazzaniga and Roger Sperryarea of the parietal lobes that transforms visual representations into an auditory code


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