Week 2- Test
Brain Response of Behavior
Fill in the Blank & Multiple Choice- 2.5 pts each
(1). _________ focuses on the study of the brain and the nervous system.
(2). _______ vary widely in size and shape but are the smallest unit of the nervous system.
(3). _____________make neurons different than other cells.
(4). The ______________is a tiny space between the axon terminals of one neuron and the dendrites of another neuron.
Answer:__ terminal button, or synaptic knob
(5). ____________are brain chemicals released into the brain that can have different effects on our body.
Answer:____ neurotransmitters __
(6). The brain and the spinal cord make up the:
a. Peripheral Nervous System
b. Central Nervous System
c. Autonomic Nervous System
d. Somatic Nervous System
(7). The ________________consists of nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body.
Answer:__ peripheral nervous system _______
(8). The Somatic Nervous System transmits information regarding _________and ___________.
a. body movements
b. external environment
c. both a & B
d. none of the above
(9). The ________________transmits information to and from the internal organs and glands.
Autonomic Nervous System
Central Nervous System
Somatic Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System
(10). The _______________is located in the Central Core and regulates breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure.
Answer:__ medulla ___________
(11). The ______________processes thought, vision, language, memory, and emotions.
Primary Motor Cortex
(12). The occipital lobe receives and processes ______________ information.
(13). The _____________ is the structure in the hindbrain that controls reflexes and coordinates certain body movements.
(14). This region is between the hindbrain and the forebrain and is important for hearing and sight:
(15). This part of the brain is located in the Limbic System and is involved in the formation of new memories:
(16). The frontal lobe is responsible for:
Complex Problem Solving
Goal Directed Behavior
All of the above
(17). The temporal lobe is responsible for:
Complex Problem Solving
Emotion and Motivation
Receiving Sensory Information
(18). The ______________ Part of the cerebral cortex that receives sensory information from throughout the body.
Answer:_____ parietal lobe _____________
(19). The _______________is only fully developed in mammals.
Answer:_____ limbic system __
(20) The __________________is the connection between the left and right hemispheres
Answer:____ corpus callosum _____
(21). The ______________typically superior at nonverbal, visual, and spatial tasks.
(22). The ___________ and ___________ areas are involved in production of speech and our ability to understand spoken or written language.
Answer:__Broca, Wernicke’s ________________
(23). _________is often referred to as the communications superhighway that connects our brain to the rest of the body.
(24). ____________Neurons that carry messages from sense organs to the spinal cord or brain.
Answer:_____ efferent neurons ___
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