5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- pituitary gland
- all-or-none response
- temporal lobes
- a the endocrine system's most influential gland. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands.
- b neuron extensions that pass messages to other neurons or cells.
- c portion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes ares that receive information from the ears.
- d a neuron's reaction of either firing (with a full-strength response) or not firing.
- e recurring problems in falling or staying asleep.
5 Multiple choice questions
- neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous to the muscles and glands.
- chemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues.
- neuron-produced chemicals that cross synapses to carry messages to other neurons or cells.
- large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them.
- false sensory experiences, such as hearing something in the absence of an external auditory stimulus.
5 True/False questions
frontal lobes → portion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgments.
cognitive neuroscience → subfield of psychology that studies the connections between our brain activity and the processes of thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating.
amygdala → the base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing.
nerves → bundled axons that form neural "cables" connecting the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs.
biological psychology → a branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior.