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2 What part of the brain is a relay station for sensory information? The thalamus

3 Which lobe contains the primary auditory cortex? The temporal lobe

4 Which lobe of Phineas Gage’s brain was damaged by the steel rod? The frontal lobe (prefrontal cortex)

5 Also related to Phineas Gage, what system was left unregulated leaving Gage more “animal-like”? The limbic system

6 Which part of the brain is a bridge to the spinal cord, and is involved in breathing? The pons

7 Which scientific tool uses radioactive glucose to show the activity of the brain? PET scan

8 Which lobe contains the somatosensory cortex? The parietal lobe

9 Which part of the brain is involved in regulating the four “f’s”? The hypothalamus

10 Which part is severed during the “split-brain” procedure? The corpus callosum

11 Which area is involved in the production of speech and the understanding of grammar? Broca’s area

12 Which part of the limbic system is involved in the transfer of information into long-term memory? The hippocampus

13 Which test measures the electrical activity in the brain? EEG

14 Which part of the brain controls basic life support and some reflexes? The medulla

15 Which area is highly involved in understanding language? Wernicke’s area

16 Which part is involved in fear and our memories of fearful situations? The amygdala

17 Which areas (not the lobe) of the brain are damaged in patients with visual agnosia? The visual association areas

18 Which lobe gives a sense of our position and orientation in space? The parietal lobe

19 Name two parts of the body that take up disproportionately large sections of the motor cortex and the somatosensory cortex. The face and hands

20 What is the name of the condition where a person ignores part of the visual field? Visual neglect syndrome

21 From which part does the pituitary gland receive its orders? The hypothalamus

22 Which part of the brain processes the sensation of touch? The somatosensory cortex

23 Which part of the brain is among the first to be affected by alcohol, thus affecting the drinker with difficulty in coordination of movement? The cerebellum

24 What part maintains consciousness and plays a major role in sleep? The reticular formation

25 Which lobe contains the primary visual cortex? The occipital lobe

26 Which lobe contains the motor cortex? The frontal lobe

27 The outer surface of the cerebrum is called the: Cortex

28 Which hemisphere is better at recognizing faces? The right

29 What uses a series of X-rays to show the brain’s structure? CT scan

30 Name the brain injury where a person has difficulty getting words out, but the meaning of what they say is correct. Broca’s aphasia


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