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5 Matching questions

  1. nervous system
  2. dream
  3. hormones
  4. sensory neurons
  5. consciousness
  1. a chemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues.
  2. b the body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.
  3. c our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
  4. d neurons that carry incoming information from the sensory receptors to the central nervous system.
  5. e a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. neuron-produced chemicals that cross synapses to carry messages to other neurons or cells.
  2. a neuron's reaction of either firing (with a full-strength response) or not firing.
  3. a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system.
  4. an area of the frontal lobe, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech; controls language expression.
  5. portion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes ares that receive information from the ears.

5 True/False questions

  1. fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging)a technique for revealing bloodflow and therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. show brain function.


  2. corpus callosumlarge band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them.


  3. dendritesbundled axons that form neural "cables" connecting the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs.


  4. manifest contentaccording to Freud, the remembered story line of a dream.


  5. central nervous system (CNS)the brain and spinal cord.