Function Of Central Nervous System

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  • 1. 
    What is the function for each part of the following parts of the central nervous system? 1.regulates breathing,heart rate and blood pressure 2.receives signals from the PNS and sends them to the brain. 3.higher thought, complex cognitive activity medulla, cortex, spinal cord    
  • 2. 
    Indicate which neurotransmitter is associated with which disease. All items will be used once and only once. 1.depression 2.Alzheimer's disease 3. Schizophrenia 4.anxiety 5.Parkinson's diease           low levels of GABA, low levels of dopamine, low lvs of Acetylcholine, low lvls of serotonin, high lvls of dopamine    
  • 3. 
    Neurons and glial cells are the two main types of cells in the nervous system.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Hormones are different from neurotransmitters because hormones are secreted by glands, while neurotransmitters are released from neurons.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A neuron cell body reaches threshold and depolarizes. The action potential spreads down the length of the ______, is chemically transmitted across the ____________, and directly affects the electrical potential in the __________ of the successive neuron.    
    • A. 

      Axon,synapse, dendrites

    • B. 

      Dendrites,synapse,axon

    • C. 

      Myelin,synapse,dendrites

    • D. 

      Dendrites,receptor,axon

  • 6. 
    Neurotransmitters cause positive ions to enter the neuron. This process is called_________.    
    • A. 

      Polarization

    • B. 

      Depolarization

    • C. 

      Action potential

    • D. 

      Both a b

  • 7. 
    Ary Lou has arrived on the set to film a battery commercial. She feels sluggish and tired, so she sends a message to her brain: "Energize me!" In other words, Mary Lou is hoping to increase the amount of what substance in her brain?    
    • A. 

      Dopamine

    • B. 

      Norepinephrine

    • C. 

      Acetylcholine

    • D. 

      GABA

  • 8. 
    Because her mood improved when she took an anti-depressant, Dr. Mendez surmised that Lucy had low levels of the neurotransmitter    
    • A. 

      Acetylcholine

    • B. 

      GABA

    • C. 

      Glutamate

    • D. 

      Serotonin

  • 9. 
    An EEG lets you look at functioning of the brain based on:    
    • A. 

      Magnetic attraction to the iron in blood

    • B. 

      A radioactive tag that tracks the use of blood sugar

    • C. 

      The electrical energy produced by the neurons

    • D. 

      An x-ray of the skull

  • 10. 
    A biological psychologist would be most likely to research:      
    • A. 

      How you learn a list of words

    • B. 

      The developmental process that leads to your ability to learn

    • C. 

      The physical and chemical changes that occur when you learn

    • D. 

      Why learning deficits occur

  • 11. 
    This part of the nervous system shuts down unessential systems during the fight or flight process.      
    • A. 

      Sympathetic ns

    • B. 

      Autonomic ns

    • C. 

      Somatic ns

    • D. 

      Central ns

  • 12. 
    Standing on line outside the movie theater, John heard music coming out of someone's radio. Because he liked what he heard, he began to move to the music. Which nervous system allowed him to respond in that way?    
    • A. 

      Autonomic

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic

    • C. 

      Somatic

    • D. 

      Sympathetic

  • 13. 
    Which of the following messages would not come from the hypothalamus?    
    • A. 

      I want something to eat

    • B. 

      To drink

    • C. 

      Watch tv

    • D. 

      Have sex

  • 14. 
    Which part of the nervous system are the brain and spinal cord a part of?    
    • A. 

      Central

    • B. 

      Peripheral

    • C. 

      Somatic

    • D. 

      Sympathetic

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