Psy 350 week 1 quiz

PSY 350 Week 1 Quiz

Question 1

What term describes discrete brain areas that control specific functions?


  stereotaxic brain atlas 

  topographical organization 


Question 2

What is the only nutrient that neurons are able to metabolize?





Question 3

Who is credited with finding evidence to support localization of brain function?

  Franz Gall 

  Paul Broca 

  Roberts Bartholow 

  Julien Jean Cesar Legallois 

Question 4

What is caused by invasive ablation procedures that heavily scar the brain?

  impaired speech 



  epileptic seizures  

Question 5

Which civilization did not include the brain as a major organ?





Question 1

The “all or none” law states that each neuron reaches its most positive membrane electrical state during the action potential.



Question 2

According to the Bell-Magendie Law, ______________________ exit from the ventral horns of the spinal cord, and sensory information enters the __________________________.

  dorsal horns; motor nerves 

  motor nerves; white matter 

  motor nerves; gray matter 

  motor nerves; dorsal horns  

Question 3

What does magnetoencephalography measure?

  Scarred brain tissue that triggers seizures 

  The precise function of specific neurons 

  The magnetic fields generated by activity of brain cells 

  The brain’s response to flashing light patterns  

Question 4

What does a neuroscientist use to locate a subcortical structure?


  stereotaxic instrument 


  radio-frequency waves 

Question 5

What term describes discrete brain areas that control specific functions?


  stereotaxic brain atlas 

  topographical organization 


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