CHAPTER 2 Psychology MYERS
The regions of the parietal lobes that are involved in mathematical and spatial reasoning are known
Due to an automobile accident, Jenny suffered damage to her cerebral cortex in Broca's area. Jenny
likely to experience:
The successful functioning of children who have experienced a hemispherectomy
best illustrates the value of
Jud suffered a massive stroke which resulted in damage to his corpus callosum. Sometimes, his right
has to prevent his left hand from strangling himself. Jud's experience
Which of the following chemical messengers is both a neurotransmitter and a hormone?
An axon transmits messages ___ the cell body and a dendrite transmits messages ________ the cell
Depressed mood states are linked to ________ levels of serotonin and ________ levels of norepinephrine.
The venom of the black widow spider is to ________ as botulin is to ________.
A drug that blocks the reuptake of a particular neurotransmitter is called a(n):
The peripheral nervous system consists of:
The autonomic nervous system most directly controls:
Mark was paralyzed below the waist following an accident and is now genitally unresponsive to erotic
sexual images. Mark has most clearly suffered damage to his:
In order to monitor the electrical activity in the brain that is triggered by hearing one's own
researchers would make use of a(n):
Who would have been most likely to claim that a slight protrusion in a certain region of someone's
indicated that the individual
had an optimistic personality?
Drugs that block the reuptake of serotonin will thereby increase the concentration of serotonin
Natural, opiatelike neurotransmitters linked to pain control are called:
Botox injections smooth facial wrinkles because botulin is a(n):
In stressful situations, the sympathetic nervous system __ the arteries of the circulatory system
and _ the
pupils of the eyes.
While listening to operatic solos, musicians process the lyrics and the tunes in separate brain
areas. This most
clearly illustrates the functioning of different:
Which of the
following would be most useful for detecting the exact location of a brain lesion?
After suffering an accidental brain injury, Kira has difficulty walking in a smooth and coordinated
is most probable that she has suffered damage to her:
system structure that regulates hunger is called the:
Which portion of the cerebral cortex is most directly involved in making plans and formulating
Research has suggested that a reward deficiency syndrome may contribute to:
Which lobe of the cerebral cortex is most directly involved in speaking?
The _______ hemisphere typically excels in making subtle linguistic inferences and the _ hemisphere
typically excels in making quick, literal interpretations of language.
The release of epinephrine and norepinephrene ________ blood pressure and _______ blood sugar levels.
Following massive damage to his frontal lobes, Phineas Gage was most strikingly debilitated by:
In which of the following parts of the brain would a lesion most likely result in aphasia?
Brain scans indicate that professional violinists have a larger-than-normal region of the motor
cortex devoted to control of left finger movements. This best