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An ablation is:
a brain area that has been removed.
A stereotaxic instrument would most likely be used for:
placing an electrode in the brain.
If you were interested in determining if the volume of the hippocampus is associated with the amount of stress a person was experiencing, which of the following methods would be the best choice?
Women on the average have a greater density of neurons in part of the ____.
Which of the following techniques is dependent upon the release of oxygen from hemoglobin molecules?
The purpose of creating a sham lesion is to:
assess the effects of introducing an electrode.
How does the method of transcranial magnetic stimulation of brain areas differ from magnetic inactivation?
brain activation results from mild, brief magnetic stimulation
A lesion is:
an area that has been damaged.
The study of relating skull anatomy (bumps and depressions) to behavior is known as:
Evoked potentials in the brain are most likely to be detected by a(n):
Based on brain-to-body weight ratio, it appears that:
intelligence is not simply an outcome of this ratio.
Which of the following brain imaging techniques does NOT provide a functional measure of brain activity?
Which of the following brain imaging techniques measures faint magnetic fields?
One major problem with studies that use PET or measures of regional cerebral blood flow is:
choosing an appropriate comparison condition
Computerized axial tomography creates an image from:
Which of the following species has the highest brain-to-body ratio?
So far, it appears that the brain feature most strongly correlated with intelligence in humans is the:
amount of gray matter.
An electroencephalograph measures:
the average activity of the cells in a given region of the brain.
An MRI device creates an image of the brain based on:
release of electromagnetic energy from atomic nuclei.
Researchers using a biochemical method to direct a mutation to a particular gene are using the ______ approach.
Which of the following methods is dependent upon injecting a radioactive chemical into the blood to measure blood flow?
What is the major difference between how phrenologists and today's researchers study the brain?
Phrenologists did not critically examine their data.
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