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5 Matching questions

  1. hippocampus
  2. reticular formation
  3. thalamus
  4. phantom limb
  5. amygdala
  1. a an area in the brainstem that keeps one awake and attentive to things in the environment
  2. b the feeling that persists in a limb that has been amputated. This demonstrates that the sense of feeling is in the brain
  3. c a brain area that serves as a relay center for the senses
  4. d a brain area located at the end of the hippocampus that is a center for emotions such as fear and anger
  5. e Greek for seahorse, this part of the brain bends around the inside of the temporal lobe. An important region for the formation and storage of conscious memories

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a rare genetic disorder that causes a person's hypothalamus to malfunction. the sufferer has an insatiable appetite, always feeling hungry. Other problems include shortness, low muscle tone, and mental retardation
  2. a division of the autonomic nervous system consisting of nerves that slow one down, relaxes one, and help conserve energy by digesting food and reducing heartbeat and blood pressure
  3. the white, fatty substance that surrounds portions of the axon of a neuron
  4. the firing of a neuron. An electical charge travels from one end to the other
  5. the branches of a neuron that extend out of the soma in order to receive signals

5 True/False questions

  1. somatic nervous systemthe nerves that work mostly automatically in the control of body organs and basic life functions


  2. central nervous systemthe brainstem and spinal cord


  3. fusiform face areathe surface membrane of a neuron is so called because some things can enter it and some things can enter it and some cannot


  4. pituitary glanda gland in the brain that is sometimes called the "master gland" because it releases hormones that influence other glands in the body


  5. neuronthe major type of cell in the nervous system that sends and receives signals. Often called a brain cell