psychology # 4

Wernicke's area is typically located in the left ____ lobe
After Paul's serious snow-skiing accident, doctors detected damage to his cerebral cortex in Wernicke's area. Because of the damamge, Paul is most likely to experience diffuclty in ;
Understanding what others are saying
After a severe automobile accident, Louis lost his ability to read, even tough he could see well, speak fluently and understand whatever others said, it is likely that his cortex was damaged in ;
The angular gyrus
The capacity of one brain area is to take over the functions of another damaged brain area is known as brain l
PET scan have revealed that the visual cortex is activated when blind people read braille. This best illustrates ;
A person whose hand had been amputated actually felt sensations on his nonexisten fingers when his face was stroked. This best iluustrates the consequences of ;
Brain plasticity
Neural regulation of a child's language functioning is transferred to the right hemisphere if speech areas in the left himisphere are damaged. This best illustrates ;
The benifits of brain plasticity are most clearly demonstrated in ;
Children who have had a cerebral hemisphere surgically removed
Damage to the left cerebral hemisphere is most likely to reduce a person's ability to'
Solve aritmetic problems
The corpus callosum is a wide band of neural fibers that ;
Transmits information between the cerebral hemispheres
Neurosurgeons have severed the corpus callosum in human patients in order to reduce ;
Epileptic seizures
If a picture of a comb is briefly flashed in the left visual field of a splitbrain patient, she should be able to ;
use her left hand to draw a picture of the comb
Most cases of alien hand syndrome involve some damage to the ;
Corpus callosum
In a recent car accident, Tamiko sustained damage to his right cerebral hemisphere. This injury is most likely to reduce tamikos ability to ;
Facially express emotions
People typically recognize _____ more rapidly and accurately when they are flashed to the left hemisphere; they typically recognize ___more rapidly and accuratley when they are flashed to the right hemisphere
Hearing-impaired people who use sign language typically;
Process language in their left cerebral hemisphere
Babies favor the ____ side of their mouth when beginning to smile and the ___ side when babbling
Research on left-handedness suggests that
Genes or prenatal factors play a role in handedness
Left-handedness is ____ than normal among people with reading disabilities and ____ than normal among artisists
Compared with right-handers, lef handers are ____ likely to experience headaches and ____ likely to suffer from allergies
How have Coren and Halpern explained the progressive decline in the percentage of left-handers among increasingly older population samples ?
Left handers die at a younger age then right handers
Reading a story involves brain activity in the ____ cerebral hemisphere. Producing a creative artistic drawing involes brain activity in the ____ cerebral hemisphere ;
Right and left ; right
The endocrine system consists of ;
Hormones are the chemical messengers of the ;
Endocrine systen
Endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into ;
The bloodstream
The ovaries in females and the testes in males are part of the ;
Endocrine system
If a professor accused you of cheating on a test, your adrenal glands would probably release ___ into your bloodstreem
The master gland of the endocrine system is the
Pituitary gland
Acetlycholine is to epinephrine as ____ is to ___
neurotransmitter is to hormone
At the age of 22 ms. Lablane was less then four feet tall her short stature was probably influenced by the lack of growth hormone produced by the ;
Pituitary gland
According to roger sperry a recognition that the mind cannot be fully explained by the activity of nerve cells is important for appreciating our human capacity for ;
Moral responsibility