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5 Matching questions

  1. limbic system
  2. glial cells
  3. thalamus
  4. cerebellum
  5. sensory cortex
  1. a the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; its functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
  2. b the area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations
  3. c ...
  4. d a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
  5. e the brain's sensory switchboard, located on top of the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)
  2. a condition in which the two hemispheres of the brain are isolated by cutting the connecting fibers (mainly those of the corpus callosum) between them
  3. controls language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
  4. an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
  5. a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.

5 True/False questions

  1. CT scana series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body.

          

  2. frontal lobesthe portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position

          

  3. hypothalamusthe brain's sensory switchboard, located on top of the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla

          

  4. occipital lobesthe portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position

          

  5. MRIa technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect