5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- sympathetic nervous system
- parietal lobes
- frontal lobes
- a a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system.
- b portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position.
- c sleep disorder in which a person has uncontrollable sleep attacks, sometimes lapsing directly into REM sleep.
- d the division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations.
- e portion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgments.
5 Multiple choice questions
- the base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing.
- chemicals, such as opium, morphine, and heroin, that depress neural activity, temporarily lessening pain and anxiety.
- condition in which the brain's two hemispheres are isolated by cutting the fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) connecting them.
- the junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron.
- the division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and the muscles of the internal organs (such as the heart). Its sympathetic division arouses; its parasympathetic division calms.
5 True/False questions
reticular formation → a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
plasticity → the brain's ability to change, especially during childhood by reorganizing after damage or by building new pathways based on experience.
hallucinations → neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous to the muscles and glands.
sensory neurons → neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous to the muscles and glands.
cerebellum → the "little brain" at the rear of the brainstem; functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance.