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PSYC 444- Sample midterm questions.pdf

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McGill University
PSYC 444
Blaine Ditto

1. Who was the first to record electrical activity of the human brain? a. Aserinsky and Kleitman b. Loomis c. Jouvet d. Moruzzi and Magoun e. Berger 2. What is observed after birth in precocial mammals? a. a strong decrease of SWS b. a strong decrease in REM sleep c. a strong increase in waking d. waking becomes more continuous and less interrupted by sleep e. the circadian distribution of sleep and waking changes 3. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the ARAS and cortical activation? a. The ARAS uses histamine as a neurotransmitter to cause excitatory action b. ARAS neurons discharge a higher rate during REMS c. ARAS neurons discharge at a higher rate during NREMS d. a+c e. a+b 4. Which of the following animals demonstrate a complete REM sleep stage? a. lizards b. birds c. turtles d. snakes e. amphibians 5. Sam is a 17 year old teenager who is no longer able to concentrate in school throughout the day. In elementary school, Sam was a very diligent student but it seems like something has happened th
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