Introduction to Psychology Study Set 6

Psychology

Quiz 3 :

Brains, Bodies, and Behavior

Quiz 3 :

Brains, Bodies, and Behavior

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The breaks between segments of an axon's myelin sheath are termed _________.
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Another name for the cell body of a neuron is
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Compare your forearm, hand, and fingers to a long tube. In such an analogy, the axon would be your:
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Compare your forearm, hand, and fingers to a long tube. In such an analogy, the dendrites would be your:
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An axon is a:
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You cannot fire a gun softly, or flush a toilet halfway. Like an action potential, gunfire and a toilet's flush follow the __________ law.
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Which of the following sequences accurately reflects the route followed by nerve impulses when one neuron communicates with another
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Which of the following sequences correctly arranges nervous system structures from the largest to the smallest
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Dendrite is to axon as _________ is to _________.
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A synapse is a(n):
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Terminal buttons are found at the ends of:
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An action potential is a sudden ______ change in the electrical charge of a neuron's _________.
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Within neurons the communication is _____; Between neurons the communication is _____.
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The fundamental units of the nervous system are nerve cells, called __________.
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Electrical wires are generally protected by a coating of plastic. A similar insulating function is performed in the nervous system by:
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As an action potential occurs, the neuron's electrical charge:
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An action potential is followed by a brief _________ period, when the neuron regains its _______ charge.
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The branch-like fibers extending in clusters from the neuron's cell body are called __________.
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In general, a given nerve cell has synaptic connections with:
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Neurons are able to communicate over relatively great distances within the body because they have
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