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Essentials of Psychology

Psychology

Quiz 2 :

Neural and Genetic Bases of Behavior

Quiz 2 :

Neural and Genetic Bases of Behavior

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____ can range in length from 1/32 of an inch to more than three feet.
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The function of dendrites is to ____.
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The central part of the neuron is known as the ____.
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Which part of a neuron would be expected to show damage in a disease such as multiple sclerosis,which results in loss of muscle control due to impairment in brain to muscle communication?
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The area in which communication between two neurons occurs is known as ____.
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What is one of the most important functions of the interneuron?
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Specialized cells in the nervous system that send and receive information throughout the body are referred to as ____.
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This organ of our body,which comprises only about 2 percent of our total body weight,controls most of the complex aspects of our behavior and mental life.Which organ are we talking about?
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What makes the impulse faster?
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When depolarization occurs in a part of the axon,the resting potential is eliminated and a brief electrochemical charge is sent to the next section far away from the soma.This electrical disturbance is called ____.
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An extension of the soma which carries information from the soma to the other end of itself is called the ____.
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Who discovered that the brain and spinal cord are not solid masses of neurons?
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He was one of the first persons to discover that neurons were separate and distinct units.He made this discovery while working in a makeshift laboratory in his attic with a $25 microscope and a single box of slides! His resulting theory on how the brain processes information earned him the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1906.Who is he?
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What makes up the synapse of a neuron?
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Dendrites receive information,the soma then transmits it to the axon to be sent to the other end of the axon in the form of an electrochemical impulse.Which of the following questions is being answered here?
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The transmission of electrochemical impulses are hastened by which part of the neuron?
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Which type of neuron sends commands from the brain to glands,muscles,and organs to commence,cease,or inhibit something?
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Which of the following is not a primary component of a neuron?
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Doctors know that the hippocampus is part of the limbic system and is central in the acquisition and consolidation of new information in memory.But in the case of Henry Molaison,this part of the brain was surgically removed to control his epileptic seizures.His seizures stopped but he was unable to form new memories in his brain.Then why did the doctors remove this important part of the brain in 1953,the year of Henry's brain surgery?
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Why is the neuron sometimes called the workhorse of the nervous system?
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