PSY-2212 Lecture Notes - Electroencephalography, Visual Cortex, Autonomic Nervous System

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1. When a neuron is at rest, the membrane is said to be in a polarized state; this means that:
The neuron is in a state of readiness, waiting to be activated
2. Endophins are:
Neurotransmitters that are chemically similar to opiates
3. Drugs that slow down or depress activity in the CNS are known as:
Depressants
4. The degree to which a particular function is controlled by one rather then the other hemisphere is
referred to in the text as:
Lateralization of function
5. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a technique used in studying the brain by:
Placing electrodes outside the brain and thereby monitoring brain wave activity
6. The autonomic nervous system regulates:
Involuntary activities
7. The event that initiates the release of transmitters substances from the terminal buttons of the axon is
the:
Action potential
8. The portion of the brain most closely associated with emotional expression is the:
Limbic system
9. All neurons share four common structures: the cell body, dendrites, axon, and the:
Terminal buttons
10. The occipital lobe consists primarily of the:
Visual cortex
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