Brain And Behavior - Sleep

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  • 1. 
     The ________ pattern of EEG activity is characterized by irregular, high -frequency (13-30 Hz), low-amplitude waves.
    • A. 

      Beta

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Theta

    • D. 

      Sleep spindle

    • E. 

      Alpha


  • 2. 
     A person whose brain waves contain high-amplitude delta waves is most likely
    • A. 

      In either stage 3 or stage 4 of slow-wave sleep

    • B. 

      In stage 1 of slow-wave sleep

    • C. 

      Dreaming

    • D. 

      In stage 2 of slow-wave sleep

    • E. 

      Awake


  • 3. 
    All of the following are characteristics of REM sleep EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Alternating delta and beta EEG activities

    • B. 

      Loss of muscle tonus

    • C. 

      Presence of beta wave EEG activity

    • D. 

      Occasional twitching

    • E. 

      Rapid eye movements


  • 4. 
    Which of the following is true of the sleep cycle during a night of sleep?
    • A. 

      Each non-REM/REM cycle lasts about 45 minutes

    • B. 

      Subjects first enter REM sleep and then transition to non-REM sleep

    • C. 

      As the night goes on, the relative length of REM sleep increases in each successive cycle

    • D. 

      Stages 3 and 4 of slow wave sleep mostly occur in the early morning hours

    • E. 

      Sleep cycles are random across the night


  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true of sleeping medications?
    • A. 

      Sleeping pills can lead to severe insomnia

    • B. 

      Insomnia is a disease that is treated easily using drugs

    • C. 

      Sleeping pills directly alter the cause of insomnia

    • D. 

      Modern sleeping pills can lead to daytime grogginess

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 6. 
    Which statement about sleep is false?
    • A. 

      REM sleep patterns are similar in all species

    • B. 

      Sleep is a useful behavior

    • C. 

      Everyone dreams

    • D. 

      All vertebrates show sleep

    • E. 

      Mammals and birds show signs of REM sleep


  • 7. 
    Healthy subjects who spent six weeks in bed exhibited
    • A. 

      No change in REM of slow-wave sleep

    • B. 

      REM sleep patterns similar to that of depression

    • C. 

      Decreased slow-wave sleep

    • D. 

      A significant reduction in total sleep time

    • E. 

      Signs of REM-sleep behavior disorder


  • 8. 
    The firing rates of cells within the locus coeruleus
    • A. 

      Are highest during REM sleep

    • B. 

      Decrease during sleep and increase at awakening

    • C. 

      Are unrelated to behavioral arousal

    • D. 

      Are suppressed by sleeping medications

    • E. 

      Alter EEG cortical arousal


  • 9. 
    Damage to the ventrolateral preoptic area would be expected to
    • A. 

      Produce persistent REM sleep

    • B. 

      Alter male reproductive behavior

    • C. 

      Produce insomnia

    • D. 

      Impair the control of temperature regulation

    • E. 

      Reduce the symptoms of narcolepsy


  • 10. 
    The first indicator of the onset of a REM sleep episode is
    • A. 

      A rise in plasma glucose

    • B. 

      Synchronized EEG activity

    • C. 

      Rapid eye movements

    • D. 

      PGO waves

    • E. 

      Dreams


  • 11. 
    Drugs that excite acetylcholine synapses in the peribrachial area would be expected to
    • A. 

      Inhibit stage 4 sleep

    • B. 

      Facilitate REM sleep

    • C. 

      Promote wakefulness

    • D. 

      Inhibit slow-wave sleep

    • E. 

      Facilitate slow-wave sleep


  • 12. 
    The muscular paralysis that accompanies REM sleep results from the activity of neurons within the ________ of the medulla that control the secretion of ________ in the spinal cord.
    • A. 

      Preoptic area; acetylcholine

    • B. 

      Magnocellular nucleus; GABA

    • C. 

      Parvocellular nucleus; glutamate

    • D. 

      Magnocellular nucleus; glycine

    • E. 

      Lateral geniculate; glutamate


  • 13. 
    Circadian rhythms are
    • A. 

      Annual changes in behavior (such as bird migration)

    • B. 

      Learned patters of daily activity

    • C. 

      Non found in plants

    • D. 

      Endogenous cycles of activity over the course of the day

    • E. 

      Monthly cycles of reproductive activity


  • 14. 
    Evaluate the hypothesis that sleep is a restorative process. Discuss the effects of sleep deprivation and physical and mental activity on sleep.

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