Unit 2: Biological Bases Of Behavior

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The _______ is the basic building block of the nervous system.
    • A. 

      Soma

    • B. 

      Neuron

    • C. 

      Axon

    • D. 

      Terminal Branch

    • E. 

      Reflex

  • 2. 
    Neural signals travel along a neuron in what order?
    • A. 

      Axon, dendrite, soma, terminal branches

    • B. 

      Axon, soma, dendrite, terminal branches

    • C. 

      Terminal branches, soma, dendrite, axon

    • D. 

      Dendrite, axon, soma, terminal branches

    • E. 

      Dendrite, soma, axon, terminal branches

  • 3. 
    Natural, opiate-like neurotransmitters linked to pain control are called:
    • A. 

      ACh agonists

    • B. 

      Dendrites

    • C. 

      Morphine antagonists

    • D. 

      Endorphins

    • E. 

      Glial cells

  • 4. 
    The _____ is the part of the limbic system that maintains homeostasis in the body in terms of temperature, hunger, and thirst.
    • A. 

      Thalamus

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Hippocampus

    • D. 

      Hypothalamus

    • E. 

      Reticular formation

  • 5. 
    Sleep and dreaming are regulated by the
    • A. 

      Pons

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Pituitary gland

    • D. 

      Hippocampus

  • 6. 
    Phineas Gage served as an example that an individual could experience trauma to this area of the brain and survive but with personality changes.
    • A. 

      Central fissure

    • B. 

      Frontal lobe

    • C. 

      Lateral fissure

    • D. 

      Parietal complex

    • E. 

      Temporal lobe

  • 7. 
    A recording of brain waves using electrodes placed on the scalp is called a:
    • A. 

      EEG

    • B. 

      PET Scan

    • C. 

      GABA

    • D. 

      MRI

    • E. 

      FMRI

  • 8. 
    Peter suffers damage to his left frontal lobe and loses the ability to speak but can still understand speech.  Despite the permanence of his damage, he is able to recover some of his speech due to his brain's ability to take over the lost function.  This phenomenon is known by neuroscientists as:
    • A. 

      Flexibility

    • B. 

      Adaptiveness

    • C. 

      Plasticity

    • D. 

      Compensation

    • E. 

      Homeostasis

  • 9. 
    An experimenter flashes the word HERON across the visual field of a split-brain patient.  HER is transmitted to his right hemisphere  and ON to his left hemisphere.  When asked to indicate what he saw, the patient
    • A. 

      Says he saw HER but points to ON

    • B. 

      Says he saw ON but points to HER

    • C. 

      Says he saw HERON but points to HER

    • D. 

      Says he saw HERON but points to ON

  • 10. 
    In a split-brain procedure, which part of the brain is severed?
    • A. 

      Left hemisphere

    • B. 

      Right hemisphere

    • C. 

      Corpus callosum

    • D. 

      Occipital lobe

    • E. 

      Parietal lobe

  • 11. 
    Arousal would be most likely to be produced by stimulation of the
    • A. 

      Cerebellum

    • B. 

      Occipital lobe

    • C. 

      Reticular activating system

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic nervous system

    • E. 

      Efferent nervous system

  • 12. 
    _______ form the body's two communication systems.
    • A. 

      The left and right hemispheres of the brain

    • B. 

      The dendrites and the axons

    • C. 

      The nervous system and the endocrine system

    • D. 

      Genetics and the environment

    • E. 

      Reflexes and controlled behavior

  • 13. 
    _______ are biochemical substances that are released into the synaptic cleft to stimulate or suppress other neurons.
    • A. 

      Receptors

    • B. 

      Hormones

    • C. 

      Neurotransmitters

    • D. 

      Interneurons

    • E. 

      Neurohormones

  • 14. 
    Which signal molecule transmits nerve impulses across synapses?
    • A. 

      Nerve

    • B. 

      Neurotransmitter

    • C. 

      Action potential

    • D. 

      Neuron

  • 15. 
    Heartbeat is accomplished by which branch of the nervous system?
    • A. 

      Sensory

    • B. 

      Pineal

    • C. 

      Autonomic

    • D. 

      Motor

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