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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. Which stimulate a muscle to contract?
  3. The part of the brain most closely associated with maintaining balance and the coordination of complex sequences of movements is the:
  4. Which task is primarily a right cerebral hemisphere function in most people?
  5. Which of the following is true of the reticular activating system?
  6. For most people, speech functions are primarily localized in the
  7. Stimulation of portions of the left temporal lobe of the brain during surgery will cause the patient to
  8. Which of the following produces the most detailed picture of brain structure using pulses of radio waves and magnetic fields?
  9. A person who had difficulty __________ would be described as having aphasia.
  10. Experiments with animals have found pleasure centers to be located in the
  11. The area of the frontal lobe that directs the body's muscles is called the
  12. Which of the following changes would you expect to occur in someone whose frontal lobes were damaged in an accident?
  13. The brain center for audition is in the __________ lobe
  14. Which of the following is a characteristic that might be a part of your phenotype?
  15. The pain killing qualities associated with heroin abuse are associated with the drug's ability to mimic:
  16. Schizophrenia is thought to occur when a person has a higher-than-normal level of
  17. _________ are biochemical substances that are released into the synaptic cleft to stimulate or suppress other neurons.
  18. _________ is an example of a sympathetic response.
  19. The peripheral nervous system is comprised of
  20. A brain tumor in the limbic system is most likely to produce changes in a person's
  21. The central nervous system is comprised of all the neurons in the ________ and the ________.
  22. A stroke that damages parts of your amygdala would be expected to
  23. A key goal of the Human Genome Project is to
  24. Why is it that identical twins can often look different?
  25. Which part of the brain communicates directly with the 'master gland' of the endocrine system?
  26. Because the human brain is born already programmed for language, we can say that language is a(n) _________ behavioral tendency.
  27. A recording of brain waves using electrodes placed on the scalp is called a
  28. The _________ controls functions such as reasoning, creating, and problem solving.
  29. Damage to the occipital lobe would most likely affect a person's
  30. The neurotransmitter most closely associated with increasing arousal is:
  31. The neurotransmitter most likely to be present in an intensely fear provoking situation would be:
  32. Which of the following are most involved in the action potential of a neuron?
  33. The specific part of the neuron that releases the neurotransmitters refers to:
  34. If Sally has a history of migraines, what should she most clearly avoid?
  35. What best describes a neuron that is experiencing an action potential: