Psychology Frontiers And Applications Study Set 5

Psychology

Quiz 3 :

Biological Foundations of Behaviour

Quiz 3 :

Biological Foundations of Behaviour

Question Type
search
arrow
The three main parts of the neuron are the axon, cell body, and dendrites.
Free
True False
Answer:

Answer:

True

Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The vision area of the brain is located in the temporal lobe.
Free
True False
Answer:

Answer:

False

Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
PET scans are used to study brain activity while CT scans are utilized to examine brain structures.
Free
True False
Answer:

Answer:

True

Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The two divisions of the autonomic nervous system are the somatic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The medulla plays an important role in the coordination of muscular movement and also in learning and memory.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The main function of glial cells is to speed up the transmission of neural impulses.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
Graded potentials are directly proportional to the amount of incoming stimulation, while action potentials are not.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for the fight-or-flight response.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The two ways in which neurotransmitters are deactivated in the synapse are chemical breakdown and reuptake.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The resting potential of the typical neuron is -65 millivolts.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
After a neural impulse passes a point on the axon, the period during which the membrane cannot discharge another potential is called depolarization.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
Lateralization refers to the way in which a brain function can be more localized in one brain hemisphere or the other.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
Wernicke's area is primarily concerned with speech production, while Broca's area is related to speech comprehension.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The job of the thalamus is to organize sensory input and route it to the appropriate brain areas.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The effects of a psychoactive drug are determined not by which chemical transmitter the drug targets, but by the drug's actions at the synapse.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The association areas in the cortex are where sensory information is first processed.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
The job of the sensory neurons is to transmit neural impulses from the sense organs to the brain.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
According to studies performed by Brenda Milner of McGill University, frontal lobe damage can impair the ability to judge the order in which a series of events has occurred and the ability to plan and carry out a sequence of actions.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
An oversupply of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that can be excitatory or inhibitory, has been implicated in schizophrenia, and an undersupply of dopamine has been implicated in depression.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
arrow
When the resting potential is made more negative (e.g., moved from -70 to -73 millivolts), the neuron is said to be depolarized.
True False
Answer:
Tags
Choose question tag
close menu
Showing 1 - 20 of 529