Drugs And The Brain, Touch And Pain, Vision And Movement

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The high risk dependence drugs are __________
    • A. 

      Cocaine, alcohol and cannabis

    • B. 

      Amphetamines, heroin and nicotine

    • C. 

      Nicotine, cocaine and heroin

    • D. 

      Alcohol, cannabis and amphetamines

  • 2. 
    Dependent drugs promote the release of neurotransmitter _____  to seek "pleasure" in the brain
    • A. 

      Dopamine

    • B. 

      Acetylcholine

    • C. 

      Noradrenaline

    • D. 

      GABA

  • 3. 
    The following are touch receptors embedded in  the dermal layer of the skin except _______
    • A. 

      Pacinian endings

    • B. 

      Meissner corpuscle

    • C. 

      Merkel's disk

    • D. 

      Ruffini endings

  • 4. 
    The 2 types of touch receptors that respond best to rapidly changing indentations are ______________________
    • A. 

      Merkel's disk and Meissener corpuscle

    • B. 

      Merkel's disk and Ruffini's endings

    • C. 

      Ruffini's endings and Meissener corpuscle

    • D. 

      Pacinian corpuscle and Ruffini's endings

  • 5. 
    The larger a receptive field, the ________________
    • A. 

      Larger the stimulus needed to stimulate a sensory receptor

    • B. 

      Fewer sensory receptor are there

    • C. 

      Harder it is to locate the exact point of stimulation

    • D. 

      Larger the area of the somatosensory cortex in the brain that deals with that area

  • 6. 
    The area of sensory cortex devoted to a body region is relative to the _________
    • A. 

      Size of the body area

    • B. 

      Distance of the body area from the brain

    • C. 

      Number of motor units in the area of the body

    • D. 

      Number of sensory receptors in the area of the body

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a function of the basal ganglia
    • A. 

      Initiation of movements

    • B. 

      Complex filter that selects information from an enormous numbers of inputs received by cortex

    • C. 

      Important for speech

    • D. 

      Important for learning

  • 8. 
    Alcohol interacts with what receptor to calm anxiety, impair muscle control and delay reaction time? 
    • A. 

      GABA receptor

    • B. 

      NMDA receptor

    • C. 

      Acetyl choline receptor

    • D. 

      Neuropeptide Y receptor

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