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5 Matching questions

  1. plasticity
  2. cerebral cortex
  3. sympathetic nervous system
  4. dream
  5. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  1. a a technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images of soft tissue. show brain anatomy.
  2. b thin layer of interconnected neurons covering the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.
  3. c the brain's ability to change, especially during childhood by reorganizing after damage or by building new pathways based on experience.
  4. d the division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations.
  5. e a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes areas that receive information from the visual fields.
  2. false sensory experiences, such as hearing something in the absence of an external auditory stimulus.
  3. a branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior.
  4. a brain area, usually in the left temporal lobe, involved in the left temporal lobe, involved in language comprehension and expression; controls language reception.
  5. the level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse.

5 True/False questions

  1. endorphins"morphine within"-natural, opiatelike neurotransmitters linked to pain control to pleasure.


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


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


  4. endocrine systemneural system (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives.


  5. motor neuronsneurons that communicate internally and intervene between the sensory inputs and motor outputs.