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  1. pituitary gland
  2. all-or-none response
  3. axons
  4. insomnia
  5. temporal lobes
  1. a the endocrine system's most influential gland. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands.
  2. b neuron extensions that pass messages to other neurons or cells.
  3. c portion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes ares that receive information from the ears.
  4. d a neuron's reaction of either firing (with a full-strength response) or not firing.
  5. e recurring problems in falling or staying asleep.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous to the muscles and glands.
  2. chemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues.
  3. neuron-produced chemicals that cross synapses to carry messages to other neurons or cells.
  4. large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them.
  5. false sensory experiences, such as hearing something in the absence of an external auditory stimulus.

5 True/False questions

  1. frontal lobesportion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgments.


  2. cognitive neurosciencesubfield of psychology that studies the connections between our brain activity and the processes of thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating.


  3. amygdalathe base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing.


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


  5. biological psychologya branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior.


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