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1. The part of a neuron that transmits neural messages to ot ...

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1. The part of a neuron that transmits neural messages to other neurons, muscles, or glands is called the
          Axon
           Synapse
           Dendrite
           Cell body

2. The longest part of a neuron is most likely to be the
     Dendrite
     Axon
     Cell body
      Synapse

3. The body's natural production of endorphins is likely to be_____ by heroin use and_____ by acupuncture.
       Increased: increased
       Decreased: decreased
       Increased; decreased
       Decreased: increased

4. The two major divisions of the nervous system are the central and the _______nervous system.
        Autonomic
          Sympathetic
          Parasympathetic
          Peripheral

5. The central nervous system consists of
          Sensory and motor neurons
          The somatic and autonomic systems
           The brain and the spinal cord
           The left and right hemispheres

6. As one of the three types of neurons____________      send information inward from the body tissues.
          Interneuron
          Sensory neurons
          Motor neurons

7. The vast majority of cells in the body's information processing system are
           Interneuron
           Sensory neurons
           Motor neurons
           Neurotransmitters

8. When Mr. Smith thought his 1-year-old daughter had fallen down the stairs, his heartbeat accelerated, his blood pressure rose, and he began to perspire heavily. Mr. Smith's state of arousal was activated by the      nervous ___________system.
              Parasympathetic
              Sympathetic
              Somatic
               sensorimotor

9. After discovering that his daughter was fine, Mr. Smith's blood pressure decreased and his heartbeat slowed. These physical reactions were most directly regulated by his___________      nervous system.
             Parasympathetic
              Sympathetic
              Somatic
               Sensorimotor

10. In a tragic diving accident, Andrew damaged his spinal cord and consequently suffered paralysis of his legs. Andrew's injury was located in his

       Skeletal nervous system
       Central nervous system
       Sympathetic nervous system
       Limbic system
.      
11. At the age of 22, Mrs. LaBlanc was less than 4 feet tall. Her short stature was probably influenced by the lack of a growth hormone produced by the
             pancreas.
             thyroid.
             adrenal gland.
            pituitary gland.
12. Which component of the limbic system plays an essential role in the formation of new memories?
               hypothalamus
              thalamus
              hippocampus
             amygdala
13. If a neurosurgeon directly stimulated parts of your sensory cortex, which of the following would you most likely experience?

14. After Miguel's recent automobile accident, doctors detected damage to his frontal lobe in Broca's area. It is likely that Miguel will have difficulty
        remembering past events..
        speaking fluently
        reading
        Understanding spoken language.
15. The left cerebral hemisphere typically specializes in
        spatial reasoning.
        language comprehension.
          visual perception.
        Musical abilities.
     16. The benefits of brain plasticity are most evident among
        children who have had a hemisphere removed.
        individuals with Alzheimer's disease.
        adults with aphasia.
       elderly stroke patients.
   17. Evolutionary psychology is most relevant to an understanding of how behavior contributes to            .      mental processes.
       genetic mutations.
        cultural diversity.
        reproductive success.
18. Heritability refers to the extent to which
          unrelated individuals share common genes.
        genetic mutations can be transmitted to one's offspring.
        the psychological traits of parents are shared by their children.
        trait differences among individuals are attributable to genetic variations.
Can you add the answer choices to question 13?

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Selah
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
13.13. If a neurosurgeon directly stimulated parts of your sensory cortex, which of the following would you most likely experience?
     
     indistinct odors
     flashes of light
     a sense of being touched
     repetitive sound
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