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Biological Basis of Behavior // AP Psychology

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  1. As a result of injury to her brain, Starla no longer can understand what people say to her, although she hears them. The region of the cerebral cortex most likely injured is her:
  2. The occipital lobes contain
  3. Dopamine, norepinephrine, and acetycholine are all
  4. Which of the following parts of the brain is most active in decision-making?
  5. Which of the following produces the most detailed picture of brain structure using pulses of radio waves and magnetic fields?
  6. Which of the following is NOT a part of a neuron?
  7. Acetylcholine, epinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin are
  8. The "all-or-nothing event" refers to the fact that
  9. The most obvious difference between the human brain and the brain of a carp which allows our increased mental capacities would be in the size of the
  10. _________ is closely related to grammar and pronunciation.
  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. The reflex control centers for vital life functions like heart rate and breathing are found in the
  14. The reticular formation (RF) is associated with
  15. Which of the cerebral hemispheres is superior at drawing a picture?
  16. The central nervous system consists of:
  17. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system are subdivisions of
  18. Which of the following is a characteristic that might be a part of your phenotype?
  19. Schizophrenia is thought to occur when a person has a higher-than-normal level of
  20. _________ neurons carry messages to the central nervous system, and _________ neurons carry messages away from the central nervous system.
  21. Select in order the types of neurons that will transmit a message from its inception through your response.
  22. The central nervous system is comprised of all the neurons in the ________ and the ________.
  23. The ________ is that part of the limbic system that maintains homeostasis in body in terms of temperature, hunger and thirst.
  24. The ________ is important for the human ability to tap dance and walk on a tightrope.
  25. Multiple sclerosis is a disease that involves the degeneration of the
  26. 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.
  27. Why is it that identical twins can often look different?
  28. The neurotransmitter associated with muscle movements is:
  29. Curare blocks action at acetylcholine synapses and causes paralysis. This drug is an example of an
  30. Research on human mating preferences suggests that men place greater value on physical attractiveness and youthfulness, whereas women place greater value on social status and financial resources. Which of the following psychological points of view best explains this behavior?
  31. What happens at the synaptic vesicles (also known as the terminal buttons)?
  32. The parasympathetic nervous system would be most likely to activate this neurotransmitter:
  33. Attention is most clearly related to this neurotransmitter with a relationship to ADHD
  34. Which of the following is considered the fundamental building block of the nervous system?
  35. Mirror Neurons are key enabling: