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Intro to Psychology: Chapter Two
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Electrical activity in the brain can be captured by placing multiple electrodes on the scalp and then measuring the underlying electrical activity. This method of studying the brain's activity is called a(n) _______.
A. electroencephalogram (EEG)
The sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system are components of the _______.
B. autonomic nervous system
Roberto has a sever case of epilepsy. His doctor surgically severed his corpus callosum. Roberto's condition is referred to as ______.
C. a split brain
Dr. Becker is interested in identifying the pathways of connectivity in the brain and nervous system. Which of the following techniques will Dr.Becker most likely use in his research?
The lecture you were listening to is over. The bell that rang in the hall signaled the end of class. You get up out of your seat, pick up your things, and walk out the classroom door.
What kind of nerves sent the signals from your brain to your muscles to initiate your physical movements?
Which division of the peripheral nervous system is responsible for producing physiological symptoms (such as increased heart rate and butterflies in the stomach) under conditions of stress?
The ______ nervous system connects the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body
The medulla cerebellum, and pons are parts of the _____
Depression is associated with low levels of what neurotransmitter?
The sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system are components of the _____
B. autonomic nervous system
Discrimination of objects that are necessary for survival (such as appropriate food) as well as emotional awareness and expression involves the ______.
The nucleus of a neuron is located in the ____
C. cell body
An _____ is a drug that mimics or increases a neurotransmitter's effects. An _____ is a drug that blocks a neurotransmitter's effect.
A. agonist / antagonist
Neurosurgeons can reduce the unbearable seizures some epileptics experience by severing the _______
D. corpus callosum
The parasympathetic nervous system is part of the ______ nervous sysyem
The _____ are involved in personality, intelligence, and the control of voluntary muscles.
B. frontal lobes
The cell body contains the _____, which directs the manufacture of substances that a neuron needs for growth and maintenance.
The most complex mental functions, such as thinking and planning, take place in the _____
B. cerebral cortex
A ______ is a tiny space between the axon of one neuron and the dendrites or cell body of another neuron
After finishing a psychology test, you try to relax by engaging in some meditation techniques. Doing these exercises should increase the response of the _____ nervous system, which results in a slower heart and respiration rate and less muscular tension.
The process of facial recognition is governed primarily by _____
B. the right hemisphere of the brain
The brain and spinal cord make up the ____
B. central nervous system
The ____ nervous system connects the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body
_____ are secreted by the adrenal glands
A. Epinephrine and norepinephrine
Dendrites are ____
B. the branch-like part of the neuron that is responsible for receiving information from other neurons
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