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PRACTICE EXAM FOR FINAL PSYC 110 1) What event directly causes a neuron’s vesicles to release neurotransmitters? a) summed IPSPs b) summed EPSPs c) when the membrane depolarizes because of an action potential 2) You sustain an injury to one side of your brain and suddenly you no longer make sense when you speak; however, you still speak with good grammar. Where is your injury? a) Broca’s area b) right frontal lobe c) left frontal lobe d) Wernicke’s area 3) Your memory of taking the last Psyc 110 midterm constitutes _____________ memory, while your memory of how to shoot a basketball constitutes ____________ memory. a) retrograde; anterograde b) long term, short term c) declarative, nondeclarative d) conscious, unconscious 4) A chemical that binds to a receptor and activates it is a __________; and a chemical that binds to the receptor and blocks it is a ___________. a) agonist; antagonist b) antagonist; agonist c) membrane transporter; membrane inhibitor d) EPSP; IPSP 5) Lateral inhibition is responsible for the creation of: a) fields of photoreceptors b) overlap in the ventral geniculate nucleus c) the contralateral mapping of visual field information d) on-center receptive fields 6) Which of the following is the result of a homeostatic process? a) you eat chocolate because you love how it tastes b) you drink in response to decreased blood volume c) you eat the donuts because you are bored d) you drink before you run a marathon
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7) High ______ levels in the blood lead to glucose storage in cells (which decreases levels of glucose in the bloodstream); high ______ levels lead to the release of glucose into the blood (which increases levels of glucose in the bloodstream). a) glucagon, insulin b) leptin, substance P c) insulin, glucagon d) acetylcholine,vasopressin 8) Lesions of the ______ will decrease meal frequency, while lesions of the _____ will increase meal frequency. a) lateral hypothalamus, ventromedial hypothalamus b) lateral hypothalamus, suprachiasmatic nucleus c) hippocampus, lateral hypothalamus d) baroreceptors, adipose tissue 9) When you feel osmotic thirst, which of the following is true? a) your blood pressure is low b) you have large amounts of leptin in your bloodstream c) adenosine is being released from your anterior pituitary d) your body fluids contain a high concentration of solutes 10) Release of _______ from the hypothalamus stimulates feeding and increases arousal. a) orexin
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Hickmott during the Spring '08 term at UC Riverside.

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