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Unformatted text preview: 1 John Miyamoto Email: [email protected] http://faculty.washington.edu/jmiyamot/p355/p355-set.htm Psych 355: Cognitive Psychology Winter 2008 Midterm 1 - Version A Answer Key NAME: UW ID: SECTION AA AB AC AD (circle one) Instructions: • This exam has 9 total pages. ◦ · Check that your copy of the exam has all pages before starting. • You are working on Form #A# of this exam. Please record the form of the exam on the scantron form. • Write your UW ID next to the page number on the odd numbered pages, 3, 5, 7 and 9. This way we can identify your exam even if the pages come apart. • The multiple choice and true/false questions are all worth 1 point. The number of points for other types of questions are listed with the question. • You are not allowed to use any books, notes, computers, cell phones or other electronic devices while taking this exam. Short Answer Question 1 sa1 . Figure 1 to the right shows a diagram of the brain (the head is facing to your left). The numbers, 1, 2, 3 and 4, label the lobes of the brain. Fill in the name for each lobe of the brain. 1: Frontal lobe 2: Parietal lobe 3: Temporal lobe 4: Occipital lobe Each part of this question is worth 1 point. 1. Neurotransmitters are a) neurons that are specialized for transmitting electrical signals. b) chemicals that produces an action potential by flowing down the axon of a neuron. c) nerve fibers that carry electrical signals between neurons. Figure 1 f1 I added notes to this document to show when a question is irrelevant to the Winter 2009 version of Psych 355 (some questions pertain to material that were taught in Winter 2008 but not Winter 2009). 2 d) Î chemicals that are released by one neuron at a synapse and absorbed by the dendrites of another neuron. 2. Suppose that neuron A passes information to neuron B. What aspect of the activity of neuron A carries the information? a) Information is carried in the size of the action potentials. b) Î Information is carried in the firing rate of the action potentials. c) Information is carried in the polarity of the action potentials. d) Information is carried in the spectrum of the action potentials. 3. True or False: The use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to image brain activity is a correlational method (not causal). a) Î True b) False The next question is irrelevant to Psych 355 for winter 2009 because the relevant material was not available to the winter 2009 students. 4. True or False: Studying the effects of drugs that affect specific brain systems is a correlational method (not causal). a) True b) Î False The next question is irrelevant to Psych 355 for winter 2009 because the relevant material was not available to the winter 2009 students....
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2009 for the course PSYCH 355 taught by Professor Miyamoto during the Winter '08 term at University of Washington.
- Winter '08
- Cognitive Psychology