hde163_midtermkey07 - Cognitive Neuropsychology in...

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Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood and Aging (HDE 163) MIDTERM EXAM Fall Quarter, 2007 Choose the best answer to each question (1 point ea.) – Good Luck! 1. The brain areas that are located towards the front of the head are referred to as a) Anterior or rostral b) Posterior or caudal c) Lateral d) Inferior or ventral 2. A synapse can best be described as a a) space across which neurons communicate with one another b) nervous impulse c) chemical messenger which travels across the synaptic gap between two neurons d) receiving section of a dendrite 3. A function of glial cells is to a) protect the axon and speed up transmission of impulses b) clean up waste products around them c) provide nutritional support from the blood vessels to the neurons d) all of the above 4. The insula is a) The fatty substance that insulates the axons of neurons to speed up conduction b) Not really an area of the brain c) The hidden cortical tissue lying behind the temporal lobe d) A cortical area clearly visible on a lateral or side-view of the brain 5. Brodmann’s areas are a) Relatively small areas of cortex that have been found to have some associated functional properties b) Different cortical areas defined according to the precise cellular structure of the tissue c) Often referred to in fMRI studies as a way of specifying activated regions d) All of the above 6. Within a neuron, information is transferred by means of a) Neurotransmitters b) Chemical substances such as dopamine c) Electrical signals d) Blood 7. Which of the following techniques uses magnetic fields to investigate the brain’s structural integrity? a) CAT b) MRI c) PET d) EEG 8. What is the best term to describe the inability to reproduce designs with correct spatial relationships? a) Visual agnosia b) Constructional apraxia 1
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c) Left-right disorientation d) Attentional neglect 9. Which of the following brain areas is important for the executive control of attention? a)
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