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5 Matching questions

  1. split brain
  2. aphasia
  3. plasticity
  4. PET scan
  5. parietal lobes
  1. a ...
  2. b a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task
  3. c 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
  4. d 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
  5. e the brain's capacity for modification, as evident in brain reorganization following damage (especially in children) and in experiments on the effects of experience on brain development

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
  2. a technique that enables us to see static images of the brain's structures; uses magnetism to achieve this effect
  3. 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
  4. the area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. amygdala...


  2. Broca's areacontrols language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech


  3. cerebral cortexthe intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center.


  4. glial cellsthe 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. cerebellumthe inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal


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