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Biological Basis of Behavior // AP Psychology

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  1. Mr. Jenkins' suffered a stroke as a result of a brain injury. Although he can still move the fingers on his right hand, he has lost sensations in these parts. Of the following, the site of damage to his brain is most likely the:
  2. Of the following, which are located exclusively in the central nervous system?
  3. Which of the following nervous systems work in opposition to each other?
  4. The unit of structure and function of the human nervous system is the:
  5. Activation of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system results in
  6. For most people, speech functions are primarily localized in the
  7. The role of the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system is to
  8. The main function of myelin is to:
  9. The conduction of a nerve impulse down the axon is called a(n)
  10. The charge that exists across the nerve cell membrane is a result of differing
  11. You are walking through a bad part of town, down a dark alley, and carrying a large amount of cash. Behind you, you hear a door open and close suddenly, and you immediately dive into the nearest trash container. The part of the forebrain mainly responsible for your fearful reaction is the:
  12. The __________ cerebral hemisphere is superior at perceptual skills and detecting and expressing emotion.
  13. Which of the following is most closely associated with language comprehension?
  14. The reflex control centers for vital life functions like heart rate and breathing are found in the
  15. Experiments with animals have found pleasure centers to be located in the
  16. Which of the following is most involved in the production of emotion?
  17. Transferring messages from a motor neuron to a leg muscle requires the neurotransmitter known as:
  18. The central nervous system consists of:
  19. 'Fight or flight behavior is associated with
  20. The neurotransmitter which has a calming effect on your body and may be in low amounts in people who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder is:
  21. In the ________ procedure, a composite picture of neuron activity is produced by detecting atomic particles emitted by a radioactive dye.
  22. German surgeons Fritsch and Hitzig, found that when they stimulated the exposed cortex or injured soldiers that the soldiers would occasionally MOVE an arm or leg when a certain location was touched. Which are of the brain had Fritsch and Hitzig discovered?
  23. Select in order the types of neurons that will transmit a message from its inception through your response.
  24. In the split brain operation, what part of the brain is severed?
  25. Rhesus monkeys who had their ________ lesioned, changed from foul-tempered beings to docile (calm) creatures.
  26. A drug that mimics the effects of neurotransmitters, thus enhancing production is called a
  27. Phineus Gage served as an example that an individual could experience extreme trauma to this area of their brain and live. However their personality would be drastically changed.
  28. Neural signals travel along a neuron in what order?
  29. Which part of the brain communicates directly with the 'master gland' of the endocrine system?
  30. Which sensory system does NOT relay information through the thalamus en route to the cortex
  31. The neurotransmitter associated with muscle movements is:
  32. Damage to the occipital lobe would most likely affect a person's
  33. What is the master gland within the endocrine system that governs all its activities?
  34. Attention is most clearly related to this neurotransmitter with a relationship to ADHD
  35. Which component of the limbic system has an essential role in the formation of new memories?