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1.
Which of the following would be most useful for detecting the brain areas that are most active as a person performs mathematical calculations?
A.
a brain lesion
B.
an interneuron
C.
a PET scan
D.
a hemispherectomy


2.
To monitor the electrical activity in the brain that is triggered by hearing one's own name, researchers would make use of a(n)
A.
MRI.
B.
PET scan.
C.
EEG.
D.
brain lesion.


3.
Which region of the brain appears to have the oldest evolutionary history?
A.
frontal lobes
B.
limbic system
C.
brainstem
D.
corpus callosum


4.
The limbic system structure that regulates hunger is called the
A.
thalamus.
B.
amygdala.
C.
hippocampus.
D.
hypothalamus.


5.
Which portion of the cerebral cortex is most directly involved in making plans and formulating moral judgments?
A.
occipital lobes
B.
frontal lobes
C.
temporal lobes
D.
parietal lobes


6.
The regions of the parietal lobes that are involved in mathematical and spatial reasoning are known as
A.
the amygdala.
B.
reward centers.
C.
the reticular formation.
D.
association areas.


7.
The successful functioning of children who have experienced the surgical removal of an entire cerebral hemisphere best illustrates the value of
A.
neural prosthetics.
B.
phrenology.
C.
plasticity.
D.
ACh antagonists.


8.
Which lobe of the cerebral cortex is most directly involved in speaking?
A.
occipital
B.
frontal
C.
temporal
D.
parietal


9.
Speech is processed primarily in the right hemisphere by the ________ of those who are left-handed and by the ________ of those who are right-handed.
A.
minority; minority
B.
majority; majority
C.
minority; majority
D.
majority; minority


10.
The visual cortex is located in the
A.
occipital lobes.
B.
parietal lobes.
C.
temporal lobes.
D.
association areas.


11.
Following massive damage to his frontal lobes, Phineas Gage was most strikingly debilitated by
A.
plasticity.
B.
memory loss.
C.
auditory hallucinations.
D.
irritability.


12.
Research with split-brain patients suggests that the ________ typically constructs the theories people offer to explain their own behaviors.
A.
autonomic nervous system
B.
left cerebral hemisphere
C.
somatic nervous system
D.
right cerebral hemisphere


13.
Brain scans indicate that well-practiced pianists have a larger-than-usual auditory cortex area that encodes piano sounds. This best illustrates
A.
hemispherectomy.
B.
tomography.
C.
neural prosthetics.
D.
plasticity.



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