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Biological Basis of Behavior // AP Psychology

Correctly answer 80% ( 28 of 35 questions)

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  1. A Neuron without terminal buttons would be unable to:
  2. Which of the following nervous systems work in opposition to each other?
  3. Which of the following produces the most detailed picture of brain structure using pulses of radio waves and magnetic fields?
  4. The main function of myelin is to:
  5. After successfully running from the large, snarling, drooling grizzly bear that was running directly toward you, you pause to catch your breath and collect your wits. The arousing physical symptoms you now experience making you breathe heavy are controlled by the
  6. The charge that exists across the nerve cell membrane is a result of differing
  7. The "all-or-nothing event" refers to the fact that
  8. A person who had difficulty __________ would be described as having aphasia.
  9. Which of the cerebral hemispheres is superior at drawing a picture?
  10. The somatosensory area is located in the:
  11. __________ measures the structure of the brain by utilizing a series of x-rays.
  12. Transferring messages from a motor neuron to a leg muscle requires the neurotransmitter known as:
  13. You are holding an ice cube in your left hand. You touch it and find that it is hard and slick and cold. Soon the coldness becomes painful. Most of this information is processed by the ________held in the _______ lobe.
  14. In purely evolutionary terms, which one would be a measure of your own success as an organism?
  15. Biological psychologists often argue that the major cause of depression is a deficiency of the neurotransmitter, ______________.
  16. A four year old boy was accidentally shot in the head nearly his entire left hemisphere was removed but just three years later he was nearly completely normal. What term best explains the ability of the brain to rewire itself, especially when we are young?
  17. Which of the following would carry a neural message across the synapse (chemical messenger)?
  18. Damage to the ________ would be expected to impair your ability to name three exciting news events that occurred after this damage to your brain.
  19. Our ability to breathe is controlled by the _________which is located within the ________.
  20. The peripheral nervous system is comprised of
  21. The type of measure that would be most appropriate for revealing abnormalities in the brain waves such as occurs in an epileptic seizure would be
  22. The central nervous system is comprised of all the neurons in the ________ and the ________.
  23. Rhesus monkeys who had their ________ lesioned, changed from foul-tempered beings to docile (calm) creatures.
  24. 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.
  25. As you are sleeping, the fire alarm in your house goes off, immediate you are wide awake and helping your family to escape from your house. Which part of the nervous system produces this response?
  26. In most people, _________ of the brain is(are) most involved in visual spatial activities.
  27. Spatial orientation appears to be a function of the brain\'s ________ hemisphere., while speech is located in ________ hemisphere.
  28. Damage to the occipital lobe would most likely affect a person's
  29. The neurotransmitter most closely associated with increasing arousal is:
  30. The neurotransmitter most likely to be present in an intensely fear provoking situation would be:
  31. Increased heartbeat and arousal is most clearly associated with this neurotransmitter:
  32. The parasympathetic nervous system would be most likely to activate this neurotransmitter:
  33. Reward centers in your brain are most clearly associated with this neurotransmitter
  34. After an action potential, a neuron is incapable of firing for a short period of time. This period is known as:
  35. In a simulation of Sperry and Gazzaniga's split brain research, researchers projected a picture of a watermelon in the left visual field and a picture of a caterpillar in the right visual field to patients who had the corpus collasum removed. When asked by the researchers, what they saw, what would you expect a patient to verbally state?