Practice Quiz Learning And Memory

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is true of learning?
    • A. 

      Learning and Memory are synonymous.

    • B. 

      Memories are related to the electrical activity of the brain.

    • C. 

      Learning involves modification of the nervous system by experiences.

    • D. 

      Experiences are stored in the brain, in seperate folders, like that of a file cabinet.

    • E. 

      Learning is possible in the absence of memory.


  • 2. 
    In classical conditioning, an organism
    • A. 

      Is able to recognize objects by the sounds they make.

    • B. 

      Identifies and categorizes objects.

    • C. 

      Shows a species-typical behavior in response to a previously unimportant stimulus.

    • D. 

      Learns the consequences of a specific behavior.

    • E. 

      Forms an association between a response and a stimulus.


  • 3. 
    The ________ states that a weak synapse will be strengthened if its activation occurs at the same time that the postsynaptic neuron fires.
    • A. 

      All-or-none principle

    • B. 

      Law of effect

    • C. 

      Perforant path hypothesis

    • D. 

      Hebb rule

    • E. 

      Law of summation


  • 4. 
    Relational learning involves changes in
    • A. 

      Connections between different regions of the sensory association cortex.

    • B. 

      A motor system.

    • C. 

      Connections between a sensory system and a motor system.

    • D. 

      A single sensory system.

    • E. 

      Contingencies between a response and a subsequent stimulus.


  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true of LTP?
    • A. 

      LTP is the cellular basis for episodic memory.

    • B. 

      LTP occurs independently of synaptic activity.

    • C. 

      LTP reflects a persistent temporal summation of postsynaptic potentials.

    • D. 

      LTP can be produced in isolated hippocampal slices.

    • E. 

      LTP typically lasts up to one hour.


  • 6. 
    Patient H.M. shows deficits in motor learning, perceptual learning, and stimulus-response learning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    Implicit memory is another name for nondeclarative memory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    Behavior is reinforced by treatments that release dopamine in the nucleus accumbens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    The NMDA receptor controls the activity of a sodium channel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    Receptors for ____________ are involved in LTP.
    • A. 

      Dopamine

    • B. 

      Glutamate

    • C. 

      Acetylcholine

    • D. 

      Serotonin

    • E. 

      GABA


  • 11. 
    The increase in synaptic strength that occurs in LTP is due to a modification of the synapse to include
    • A. 

      More postsynaptic NMDA receptors

    • B. 

      More postsynaptic AMPA receptors

    • C. 

      Fewer synaptic connections

    • D. 

      More postsynaptic GABA contacts

    • E. 

      Fewer presynaptic GABA contacts


  • 12. 
    Which of the following is a strong candidate to act as a retrograde messenger from the dendrite to the terminal button?
    • A. 

      Glutamate.

    • B. 

      Nitric oxide.

    • C. 

      Nitrous oxide.

    • D. 

      Norepinephrine.

    • E. 

      NMDA.


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