Neuroscience & Learning

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Neuroscience Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the structure of a neuron?
    • A. 

      Axon

    • B. 

      Dendrite

    • C. 

      Nucleus

    • D. 

      Platelet

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of cerebral lobe?
    • A. 

      Axial

    • B. 

      Temporal

    • C. 

      Parietal

    • D. 

      Occipital

  • 3. 
    The amygdala is involved in which of the following?
    • A. 

      Controlling bodily functions needed to maintain homeostasis

    • B. 

      Memory of the immediate past (that is, working memory)

    • C. 

      Regulating body balance, muscular control, movement, and body posture

    • D. 

      Controlling emotion and aggression

  • 4. 
    The typical human adult brain weighs approximately…
    • A. 

      1 pound

    • B. 

      2 pounds

    • C. 

      3 pounds

    • D. 

      4 pounds

  • 5. 
    The Central Nervous System is composed of billions of cells. The two major types are neurons and…
    • A. 

      Fat cells.

    • B. 

      Stem cells.

    • C. 

      Glial cells.

    • D. 

      White blood cells.

  • 6. 
    A _________ sheath surrounds the axon and facilitates the travel of neuronal signals.
    • A. 

      Mylar

    • B. 

      Melatonin

    • C. 

      Melanin

    • D. 

      Myelin

  • 7. 
    The key function of Broca’s area is to…
    • A. 

      Connect the right and left hemispheres.

    • B. 

      Control production of speech.

    • C. 

      Comprehend speech; regulate use of proper syntax when speaking.

    • D. 

      Process auditory information.

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a method of brain research data collection?
    • A. 

      Positron Emission Tomography

    • B. 

      Computerized Axial Tomography

    • C. 

      Millimeter Wave Scan

    • D. 

      Near-Infrared Optical Topography

  • 9. 
    Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging measures the changes in…
    • A. 

      Blood flow.

    • B. 

      Radioactive glucose.

    • C. 

      Brain waves.

    • D. 

      Deoxygenated hemoglobin.

  • 10. 
    Which is NOT a key element of the information processing system?
    • A. 

      Sensory registers

    • B. 

      Working memory

    • C. 

      Long-term memory

    • D. 

      Event-related potentials

  • 11. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a factor affecting brain development?
    • A. 

      Nutrition

    • B. 

      Teratogens

    • C. 

      Hormones

    • D. 

      Gender

  • 12. 
    Whose brain has more neurons?
    • A. 

      A 3-year-old’s

    • B. 

      A 16-year-old’s

    • C. 

      A 25-year-old’s

    • D. 

      A 40-year-old’s

  • 13. 
    Which of the following aspects of brain development does NOT have a sensitive period?
    • A. 

      Auditory

    • B. 

      Olfactory

    • C. 

      Vision

    • D. 

      Sensory motor

  • 14. 
    In network theory, emotional reactions consist of four overlapping stages: orienting complex, emotional event integration, response selection, and…
    • A. 

      Sustained emotional context.

    • B. 

      Pattern recognition.

    • C. 

      Novelty.

    • D. 

      A phase sequence.

  • 15. 
    Plasticity is…
    • A. 

      The brain’s capacity to change its structure and function as a result of experience.

    • B. 

      The process of stabilizing and strengthening neural (synaptic) connections.

    • C. 

      The process of matching neural perceptions to what is stored in memory.

    • D. 

      The conscious processing of information.

  • 16. 
    Which sensory input does NOT go directly to the thalamus?
    • A. 

      Auditory

    • B. 

      Visual

    • C. 

      Olfactory

    • D. 

      Tactile

  • 17. 
    Cognitive neuroscience research shows that four environmental factors can arouse and maintain people’s attention. They are novelty, intensity, movement, and…
    • A. 

      Importance.

    • B. 

      Color.

    • C. 

      Shape.

    • D. 

      Sound.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following factors does NOT help the brain impose structure on learning and assist in the consolidation of neural connections in memory?
    • A. 

      Organization

    • B. 

      Rehearsal

    • C. 

      Elaboration

    • D. 

      Osmosis

  • 19. 
    Negative effects on learning brought on by stress or threats arise partly because of the secretion of the hormone…
    • A. 

      Insulin.

    • B. 

      Adrenaline.

    • C. 

      Oxytocin.

    • D. 

      Cortisol.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT a brain myth?
    • A. 

      The typical human adult brain has 80-100 billion neurons.

    • B. 

      We use only 10% of our brains.

    • C. 

      People are right-brained or left-brained.

    • D. 

      Men and women have different brains.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following educational practices is NOT supported by empirical evidence in neuroscience?
    • A. 

      Positive climate

    • B. 

      Lectures

    • C. 

      Problem-based learning

    • D. 

      Active discussions