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  1. brainstem
  2. biological psychology
  3. consciousness
  4. interneurons
  5. plasticity
  1. a the brain's ability to change, especially during childhood by reorganizing after damage or by building new pathways based on experience.
  2. b a branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior.
  3. c the oldest part and central core of the brain, beginning where the spinal cords swells as it enters the skull; the brainstem is responsible for automatic survival functions.
  4. d our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
  5. e neurons that communicate internally and intervene between the sensory inputs and motor outputs.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a sleep disorder in which a sleeping person repeatedly stops breathing until blood oxygen is so low it awakens the person just long enough to draw a breath.
  2. the division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the body's skeletal muscles. Also called the skeletal nervous system.
  3. neuron extensions that pass messages to other neurons or cells.
  4. area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations.
  5. a neural structure lying below the thalamus; directs several maintenance activities (eating, drinking, body temperature), helps govern the endocrine system via the pituitary gland, and is linked to emotion.

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 neuroscienceneurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous to the muscles and glands.


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


  4. manifest contentaccording to Freud, the remembered story line of a dream.


  5. adrenal glandsportion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position.