5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- cerebral cortex
- CT scan
- motor cortex
- limbic system
- association areas
- a the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.
- b areas of the cerebral cortex that are not involved in primary motor or sensory functions; rather, they are involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking
- c a series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body.
- d a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
- e an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
5 Multiple choice questions
- a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
- limbic system component that regulates hunger, body temperature and other functions
- tissue destruction. A brain lesion is a naturally or experimentally caused destruction of brain tissue
- controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)
- controls language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
5 True/False questions
sensory cortex → an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
split brain → 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
parietal lobes → the portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position
temporal lobes → the portion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes the auditory areas, each of which receives auditory information primarily from the opposite ear
MRI → a technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect