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Following a head injury, Jack has ongoing problems staying awake and focusing attention.
After a gunshot wound, Sandy is uninhibited, irritable, and profane.
Sympathetic nervous system
A ray attacks another rat in the same cage after this area is electrically stimulated.
Roger wets his pants while running away from a bear that is chasing him through the woods.
Hypothalamus / Sympathetic nervous system
Medulla / Thalamus
Pituitary gland / adrenal glands
Brainstem / Cortex
Thalamus / Hypothalamus
Kathy cannot remember last Christmas after this area was damaged.
Jessica has difficulty keeping her balance after receiving a blow during a gymnastic routine.
Cindy, who was conscious during a medical procedure, reported a "pins and needles" sensations after her neurosurgeon electrically stimulated this area.
Parietal lobe/sensory cortex
Limbic system/parietal lobe
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
Stand on her head and eat with both hands.
Identify a fork using either hand.
Identify a knife using either hand.
Identify a knife using her left hand.
Identify the fork using her left hand.
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
A scientist from another planet wishes to study the simplest brain mechanisms underlying emotions. You recommend the scientist study the
Brainstem of a frog.
Parietal lobe of a human.
Cortex of a human.
Cortex of a monkey.
Limbic system of a dog.
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
Dr. Johnson briefly flashed a picture of a key in the right visual field of a split-brain patient. The patient could probably
Verbally report that a key was seem.
Draw a picture of a key using the left hand.
Write the word "key" using the left hand.
Do none of these.
Draw a picture of a key using the right hand.
The type of procedure that uses radio waves and magnetic fields to produce computer generated images to distinguish among different types of brain tissue.
The type of procedure that uses glucose to develop a visual display of brain activity is
The type of procedure that measures electrical activity across the surface of the brain is
The more official name for a brain cell is a
The part that receives the message is called the
The sending part of the nerve cell is often covered in
Schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease are both caused by an imbalance of the chemical, _________, in the brain.
When we experience extreme pain, the body releases
____________ is the chemical found at neuromuscular junctions.
The poison of a black widow spider affects it by mimicking it. Therefore, the poison of a black widow spider is a(n)
Acetylcholine must also be involved in memory because decreased amounts of it in the brain are associated with the disease
Neurotranmitters can be excitatory or
The neural impulse that travels down a nerve cell is called a(n)
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).
Depolarization, depolarization, refractory period
Repolarization, refractory period, depolarization
Depolarization, repolarization, refractory period
The neural impulse will only be sent if the signal in the cell body reaches
The pituitary gland
The motor cortex
The nerves in the feet are part of the _________ nervous system.
The nerves in the brain and spinal cord are part of the _________ nervous
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.
The ___________ nervous system controls the fight-or-flight response.
Examples of things in the sympathetic nervous system might stimulate include ____________, ___________, _____________, __________, ____________, and ____________
Breathing, blood pressure, dilating pupils, digestive processes, adrenaline release, heart rate.
Walking, running, jogging, swimming, skipping, pacing
Hair growing, nails growing, scabs forming, bleeding, losing weight, gaining weight
Yelling, screaming, whispering, singing, rapping, cooing
Laughing, smiling, crying, frowning, smirking, talking
The part of the brainstem that sits on top of the spinal cord is the
The medulla regulates heartbeat, blood pressures, coughing, and
Also in the brainstem is the ______________ which filters information from the body and relays it to the rest of the brain.
The part of the brain that helps with coordination is the
People who have good coordination have many neurons in their ________________
Occipital / parietal lobes
Sensory / motor cortex
If you slap someone in the back of the head, you may caused blurred vision because of the damage to the _____________ lobe
The _________ gland is called the master gland.
The pituitary gland has a best friend in the limbic system, the ___________
The __________ is involved in memory and is also in the limbic system.
If I were to separate the two hemispheres of your great brain, I would snip the _______________.
What is the year?
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