The Great Brain Drain Test

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43 Questions - Developed by: Brian - Developed on: - 9.528 taken

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    Following a head injury, Jack has ongoing problems staying awake and focusing attention.
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    After a gunshot wound, Sandy is uninhibited, irritable, and profane.
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    A ray attacks another rat in the same cage after this area is electrically stimulated.
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    Roger wets his pants while running away from a bear that is chasing him through the woods.
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    Kathy cannot remember last Christmas after this area was damaged.
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    Jessica has difficulty keeping her balance after receiving a blow during a gymnastic routine.
  • 7
    Cindy, who was conscious during a medical procedure, reported a "pins and needles" sensations after her neurosurgeon electrically stimulated this area.
  • 8
    A split-brain patient has a picture of aknife flashed to her left hemisphere and that of a fork to her right hemisphere. She will be able to
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    Dr. Frankenstein made a mistake during a neurosurgery on his monster. After the operation, the monster "saw" with his ears and "heard" with his eyes. It is likely that Dr. Frankenstein "rewired" neural connections in the monster's
  • 10
    A scientist from another planet wishes to study the simplest brain mechanisms underlying emotions. You recommend the scientist study the
  • 11
    A body builder friend of yours suddenly seems to have grown several inches in height. You suspect that your friend has been using drugs that affect the
  • 12
    Dr. Johnson briefly flashed a picture of a key in the right visual field of a split-brain patient. The patient could probably
  • 13
    The type of procedure that uses radio waves and magnetic fields to produce computer generated images to distinguish among different types of brain tissue.
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    The type of procedure that uses glucose to develop a visual display of brain activity is
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    The type of procedure that measures electrical activity across the surface of the brain is
  • 16
    The more official name for a brain cell is a
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    The part that receives the message is called the
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    The sending part of the nerve cell is often covered in
  • 19
    Schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease are both caused by an imbalance of the chemical, _________, in the brain.
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    When we experience extreme pain, the body releases
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    ____________ is the chemical found at neuromuscular junctions.
  • 22
    The poison of a black widow spider affects it by mimicking it. Therefore, the poison of a black widow spider is a(n)
  • 23
    Acetylcholine must also be involved in memory because decreased amounts of it in the brain are associated with the disease
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    Neurotranmitters can be excitatory or
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    The neural impulse that travels down a nerve cell is called a(n)
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    There are three parts to the neural impulse that travels down a nerve cell: __________ (when sodium ions rush into the cells), __________ (when potassium ions rush out), and the _______________ (when the ions are being pumped back to where they started).
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    The neural impulse will only be sent if the signal in the cell body reaches
  • 28
    The nerves in the feet are part of the _________ nervous system.
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    The nerves in the brain and spinal cord are part of the _________ nervous
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    The peripheral nervous system is broken down into the _________ nervous system, which controls conscious thoughts and movements, and the _________ nervous system which controls unconscious thoughts and behaviors.
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    The ___________ nervous system controls the fight-or-flight response.
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    Examples of things in the sympathetic nervous system might stimulate include ____________, ___________, _____________, __________, ____________, and ____________
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    The part of the brainstem that sits on top of the spinal cord is the
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    The medulla regulates heartbeat, blood pressures, coughing, and
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    Also in the brainstem is the ______________ which filters information from the body and relays it to the rest of the brain.
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    The part of the brain that helps with coordination is the
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    People who have good coordination have many neurons in their ________________
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    If you slap someone in the back of the head, you may caused blurred vision because of the damage to the _____________ lobe
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    The _________ gland is called the master gland.
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    The pituitary gland has a best friend in the limbic system, the ___________
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    The __________ is involved in memory and is also in the limbic system.
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    If I were to separate the two hemispheres of your great brain, I would snip the _______________.
  • 43
    What is the year?

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