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Ch 2 Myers Psychology

CHAPTER 2 Psychology MYERS

The regions of the parietal lobes that are involved in mathematical and spatial reasoning are known as:

Due to an automobile accident, Jenny suffered damage to her cerebral cortex in Broca's area. Jenny is most

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 hand

has to prevent his left hand from strangling himself. Jud's experience best illustrates:

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 body.

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 name,

            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 skull

 indicated that the individual had an optimistic personality?

Drugs that block the reuptake of serotonin will thereby increase the concentration of serotonin molecules in


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 manner. It

is most probable that she has suffered damage to her:
The limbic system structure that regulates hunger is called the:

Which portion of the cerebral cortex is most directly involved in making plans and formulating moral


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 illustrates: