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Biological Psychology 3
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Which of the following senses is associated with the temporal lobe?
Sensory and motor neurons of the ________ nervous system are associated with activities traditionally thought of as conscious or voluntary.
________ is a state of equilibrium, in which biological conditions (such as body temperature) are maintained at optimal levels.
The ________ is involved in our experience of emotion and tying emotional meaning to our memories.
Which of the following higher level processes is not a function of the cerebral cortex?
The somatosensory cortex is responsible for processing ________.
temperature, touch, pain
Clive Wearing could remember which of the following types of memory?
How to play the piano
The central nervous system consists of the brain and the ________.
The ________ nervous system is responsible for responses such as pupil dilation, increased heart rate, and increased respiration.
Which of the following is not an endocrine gland?
Rosemary had a stroke about a year ago and now she cannot understand what people are saying to her. This is embarrassing for her, so she responds using vague language and tries to make it appear as though she understands. Which area of Rosemary's brain was likely damaged by the stroke?
Which two neurotransmitters have roles in appetite suppression?
________ is the electrical signal that typically moves from the cell body down the axon to the axon terminals.
Dmitris is in a car accident and his parietal lobe is injured. Which of the following is the most likely behavioral effect of his accident?
no sensation in his legs and feet
The ________ of a neuron contain ________ that house neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers of the nervous system.
terminal buttons; synaptic vesicles
Describe two differences between the effects of neurotransmitters and those of hormones.
The effects of neurotransmitters are typically locally-acting and of shorter duration, whereas the effects of hormones are typically widespread and longer lasting.
Name a brain structure that is essential for learning and memory; indicate which brain system this structure is part of.
The hippocampus is essential for learning and memory, and it is part of the limbic system.