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PSYCO104 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Occipital Lobe, Fusiform Gyrus, Sympathetic Nervous System


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCO104
Professor
Geoff Hollis
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Psychology 104
Quiz 2
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Do not open this booklet until you are told to begin.
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If two answers may be valid, choose the most specific answer.!
Answer Key:
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1. Branchlike fibres that collect messages from adjacent neurons and pass them along to the cell
body of the receiving neuron are called ____________.
A. axons
B. axon terminals
C. dendrites
D. nodes of Ranvier
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2. The resting potential of a typical neuron is:
A. 40 millivolts.
B. -70 millivolts.
C. -40 millivolts.
D. 70 millivolts.
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3. Scientists used to think that neurons communicated with each other through direct physical
contact. With the advent of the electron microscope, the synapse or gap between neurons is
evident and it is apparent that rather than direct contact, the communication continues through
____.
A. axon terminals
B. action potentials
C. neurotransmitters
D. dendrites
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4. During the final period of the championship hockey game, Tim is sliced across the ear by an
opponent's skate. Despite the damage to his ear, Tim continues to play the game, and scores the
winning goal. Tim's ability to continue playing the game despite the searing pain in his ear is
likely a result of a massive release of which type of transmitter?
A. acetylcholine
B. serotonin
C. dopamine
D. endorphins
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5. Cara has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. It is likely she will be treated with a drug
which increases the levels of which neurotransmitter?
A. GABA
B. dopamine
C. acetylcholine
D. serotonin
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6. All of the following types of drug effects might be considered Agonist behavior, EXCEPT:
A. blocking receptor sites on the postsynaptic neuron
B. enhancing a neuron's ability to synthesize neurotransmitters
C. inhibiting reuptake
D. mimicking the action of a neurotransmitter
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