2000prelim2 - Psychology 101 Prelim 2 Fall 2000 completed 1...

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Psychology 101 Prelim 2, Fall 2000 completed 1. A slap on the back is more painful than a pat on the back because a slap triggers: A. faster neural impulses. B. more intense neural impulses. C. more frequent neural impulses. D. all the above. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is c. 2. The strengthening of synaptic connections facilitates the formation of: A. interneurons. B. endorphins. C. neural networks. D. glial cells. E. lesions. 1 out of 1 Correct. 3. In terms of brain evolution, the sequence of brain regions from oldest to newest is: A. limbic system; brainstem; cerebral cortex. B. brainstem; cerebral cortex; limbic system. C. limbic system; cerebral cortex; brainstem. D. brainstem; limbic system; cerebral cortex. E. cerebral cortex; brainstem; limbic system. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is d. 4. Though there is no single "control center" for emotions, their regulation is primarily attributed to the brain region known as the: A. limbic system. B. reticular formation. C. brainstem.
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D. cerebral cortex. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is a. 5. The human genome is best defined as: A. a complex molecule containing genetic information that makes up the chromosomes. B. a segment of DNA. C. the complete instructions for making an organism. D. the four-letter genetic "alphabet." 1 out of 1 Correct. 6. Of the following, the best way to separate the effects of genes and environment in research is to study: A. fraternal twins. B. identical twins. C. adopted children and their adoptive parents. D. identical twins raised in different environments. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is d. 7. The principle that two stimuli must differ by a constant proportion for their difference to be perceived is known as: A. the opponent-process theory. B. Weber's law. C. feature detection. D. frequency theory. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is b. 8. The local fire department sounds the 12 o'clock whistle. The process by which your ears convert the sound waves from the siren into neural impulses is an example of: A. sensory adaptation.
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C. parallel processing. D. transduction. E. sensory interaction. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is d. 9. Because several rods share a single bipolar cell, rods are less sensitive to ________ than are cones. A. color B. bright light C. dim light D. fine detail 1 out of 1 Correct. 10. Sensation is to ________ as perception is to ________. A. recognizing a stimulus; interpreting a stimulus B. detecting a stimulus; recognizing a stimulus C. interpreting a stimulus; detecting a stimulus D. seeing; hearing 1 out of 1 Correct. 11. Hubel and Wiesel discovered feature detectors in the ________ of a monkey's visual system. A. fovea
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