1. Steven’s heartbeat and breathing cannot be regulated. His doctors are convinced that there is damage to his nervous system. What area of his brain are Steven’s doctors likely to find responsible for this? • Thalamus • Hypothalamus • Amygdala • Hippocampus • Medulla
2. The ability of the brain structure to adopt the functions of the part that has been damaged best illustrates the concept of ________________. • All or nothing principle • Synaptic transmission • Brain plasticity • Reflexes • Hemispheric specialization
3. The division of the autonomic system that calms the body down after arousal and returns the body to a balanced internal condition is the ________. • Sympathetic division • Parasympathetic division • Somatic division • Spinal cord
4. _________refers to the tendency for each hemisphere of the brain to take control of different functions. • Neurotransmission • Homeostastis • Cortical transmission • Cerebral dominance • Spatial orientation
5. Some schizophrenic patients who claim to be experiencing auditory hallucinations have irregular activity in the ________of their brain. • Temporal lobe • Occipital lobe • Frontal lobe • Parietal lobe • Association areas
6. Damage to the ____________ would impair our ability to think and perceive. • Autonomic nervous system • Cerebral cortex • Hypothalamus • Cerebellum • Spinal cord.
7. Place the following in the correct order to show the sequence in which a message might be sent from the brain through the endocrine system. • Pituitary , hypothalamus, adrenal gland • Thyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus • Hypothalamus, gonads, pituitary, thyroid • Hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid • Parathyroid's, pituitary, ovaries.
8. Which is the only form of research that can determine cause and effect? • Case study • Correlational study • An experimental study • Naturalistic observation • A survey
9. If a researcher wanted to conduct a study to determine if people’s intelligence remained the same over the course of their life span, which approach would give the best data? • Survey • Cross sectional study • Longitudinal study • Naturalistic study • Cohort-sequential study
10. If a study finds that there is a negative correlation between exercise and blood pressure, this would most likely indicate that • Exercise could be dangerous in terms of our blood pressure. • Blood pressure changes alter our exercise patterns. • The more we exercise the higher our blood pressure becomes. • Exercise causes our blood pressure to rise • People who exercise more tend to have lower blood pressure.