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5 Matching questions

  1. motor cortex
  2. EEG (electroencephalograph)
  3. cerebellum
  4. somatic nervous system
  5. manifest content
  1. a the "little brain" at the rear of the brainstem; functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance.
  2. b the division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the body's skeletal muscles. Also called the skeletal nervous system.
  3. c recording apparatus, using electrodes placed on the scalp, that records waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface.
  4. d area at the rear of the frontal lobe; controls voluntary movements.
  5. e according to Freud, the remembered story line of a dream.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. areas of the cerebral cortex that are primarily involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking.
  3. a view of brain activity showing where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task.
  4. recurring problems in falling or staying asleep.
  5. a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.

5 True/False questions

  1. all-or-none responseneurons that carry incoming information from the sensory receptors to the central nervous system.


  2. action potentiala nerve impulse.


  3. inattentional blindnessfailure to see visible objects when our attention is directed elsewhere.


  4. endocrine systemthe body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.


  5. brainstemthe junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron.


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