5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- nervous system
- sensory neurons
- a chemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues.
- b the body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.
- c our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
- d neurons that carry incoming information from the sensory receptors to the central nervous system.
- e a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind.
5 Multiple choice questions
- neuron-produced chemicals that cross synapses to carry messages to other neurons or cells.
- a neuron's reaction of either firing (with a full-strength response) or not firing.
- a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system.
- an area of the frontal lobe, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech; controls language expression.
- portion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes ares that receive information from the ears.
5 True/False questions
fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) → a technique for revealing bloodflow and therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. show brain function.
corpus callosum → large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them.
dendrites → bundled axons that form neural "cables" connecting the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs.
manifest content → according to Freud, the remembered story line of a dream.
central nervous system (CNS) → the brain and spinal cord.