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Chapter 2: Intro to Psychology
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Corey was in an automobile accident that resulted in an injury to her brain. She now has difficulty with her hearing and her ability to recognize faces. The part of her brain most likely injured was her ________ lobe.
Masculine sex hormones are called ________.
________ techniques are used to study the functions of single neurons.
The branch of the autonomic nervous system that prepares the body for quick action in an emergency is the ________ division.
A college student is having difficulty staying awake during the day and sleeping through the night. The difficulties are most likely due to problems in the ________.
undersupply of serotonin and norepinephrine
Depression is linked to an ________.
An organism's entire unique genetic makeup is called its ________.
Terminal buttons release chemicals called ________.
The brain of the average human being contains approximately 86 billion __________.
All the things that we can sense (sights, sounds, smells, temperature, taste, and pressure) have their origins in the ________ nervous system.
the autonomic nervous system
You're walking all alone down a dark street when suddenly you hear a scream and then footsteps coming closer and closer. Your heart begins to pound, you're scared stiff, and you feel like running. Which part of the nervous system causes your body's reaction?
effects on their brains of exposure to impoverished or enriched environments
M. R. Rosenzweig examined rats by studying the ________.
Oversecretion of insulin by the pancreas results in ________.
Allan gingerly puts his fingertips on the hot handle of the skillet in which he's cooking supper, but he instantly pulls his hand away. His reaction is due to the functioning of the ________.
Neurons that carry messages from the sense organs to the spinal cord or the brain are called ________ neurons.
a neuron fires at full strength or not at all
The "all or none law" is the principle stating that ________.
The mechanism proposed by Darwin in his theory of evolution stating that organisms best adapted to their environment tend to survive and transmit their genetic characteristics to their offspring, is called ________.
Studies of heritability in humans that assume that if genes influence a certain trait, close relatives should be more similar with that trait than distant relatives are called ________ studies.
A young woman returns from a day at the beach to find she has developed severe sunburn. Which neurons are sending messages from her burned skin to her brain informing her of the pain from the burn?
Pairs of tiny threadlike bodies that carry genes are ________.
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