Exam 2 - Pysch study guide Exam 2 1. What is an EEG? CT?...

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Pysch study guide Exam 2 1. What is an EEG? CT? PET? MRI? a. EEG: electroencephalograph: A device used to monitor the gross electrical activity of the brain. b. CT: CT scan: The use of highly focused beams of X-rays to construct detailed anatomical maps of the living brain. c. MRI: A device that uses magnetic fields and radio wave pulses to construct detailed, three-dimensional images of the brain; “functional” MRI’s can be used to map changes in blood oxygen use as a function of task activity. 2. What does the hindbrain do? a. A primitive part of the brain that sits at the juncture point where the brain and spinal cord merge. Structures in the hindbrain, including medulla, pons and reticular formation, act as the basic life-support system for the body. 3. What do the medulla and pons do? a. The medulla and pons are associated with the control of heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, and reflexes such as vomiting, sneezing and coughing.
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