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5 Matching questions

  1. dendrites
  2. autonomic nervous system
  3. resting potential
  4. cerebellum
  5. neuron
  1. a the major type of cell in the nervous system that sends and receives signals. Often called a brain cell
  2. b the branches of a neuron that extend out of the soma in order to receive signals
  3. c the electrical charge on the inside of a neuron at rest. It measures precisely -70 millivolts
  4. d the nerves that work mostly automatically in the control of body organs and basic life functions
  5. e the part of the brain attached to the back of the brainstem. Its main job is to control coordinated body movements

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an area in the brainstem that keeps one awake and attentive to things in the environment
  2. refers to the fact that when a neuron fires the signal goes all the way and at full strength
  3. first described neurons through drawings, calling them "butterflies of the soul"
  4. sensitive electrodes are placed on a person's scalp each electrode records the electrical firing of cells in a certain region of the cerebral cortex
  5. a rare genetic disorder that causes a number of problems including cognitive difficulties

5 True/False questions

  1. reticular activating systema system of nerve cells that extends from the spinal cord up into the brain that can be compared to the channel selector and volume control on a TV; determines what we pay attention to and how intense our attention is


  2. olfactory bulbthe feeling that persists in a limb that has been amputated. This demonstrates that the sense of feeling is in the brain


  3. gates (channels)little openings in the neuron


  4. somathe relatively long branch that extends out of the soma of a neuron and carries messages


  5. inattentional blindnesslittle openings in the neuron


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