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5 Matching questions

  1. double-blind experiment
  2. cognitive subtraction
  3. cocain
  4. nicotinic receptor
  5. gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
  1. a a postsynaptic receptor that respondes to nicotine and ACh
  2. b a type of experimental design in functional imaging in which activity in a control task is subtracted from activity in an experimental task
  3. c a research design in which neither the participant nor the experimenter knows whether the participant is receiving a drug or a placebo until after the research is concluded
  4. d a powerful addictive dopamine agonist derived from the leaves of the cocoa plant in south america
  5. e major inhibotory amino acid neurotransmitter

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an essential component of proteins (it's building blocks)
  2. measures of temporary changes in brain physiology associated with cognitive processing; the most common methods of PET and fMRI are based on a hemodynamic measure
  3. one of a group of chemical messengers that includes amino acids and amines
  4. measures of the spatial configuration of different types of tissue in the brain (principally CT and MRI)
  5. a major monoamine and catecholamine neurotransmitter

5 True/False questions

  1. epinephrineone of the monoamine (also known as Adrenaline)


  2. indoleaminea neurotransmitter implicated in motor control, reward and psychosis.


  3. antagonistsubstance that reduces the action of a neurotransmitter


  4. muscarinic receptora drug that produces strong sedation by acting as a GABA agonist


  5. placebo effectperceived benefit from inactive substances or procedures