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  1. cerebral cortex
  2. CT scan
  3. motor cortex
  4. limbic system
  5. association areas
  1. a the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. d a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
  5. e an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
  2. limbic system component that regulates hunger, body temperature and other functions
  3. tissue destruction. A brain lesion is a naturally or experimentally caused destruction of brain tissue
  4. controls language reception—a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe (p. 389)
  5. 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

  1. sensory cortexan area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements


  2. split braina 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. parietal 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


  4. temporal lobesthe 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


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