PRACTICE EXAM - Name: _ Date: _ 1. Research on mirror...

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Name: __________________________ Date: _____________ 1. Research on mirror neurons suggest a positive inborn neural basis for: A) creativity. B) decision making. C) empathy. D) aggression. 2. The brain and spinal cord make up the _________ nervous system. A) somatic B) peripheral C) autonomic D) central 3. _________ cells are support cells found in the nervous system. A) Teratogenic B) Mitochondrial C) Glial D) Neural 4. The belief that accurate knowledge of the world requires observations of it is called: A) empiricism. B) methodology. C) dogmatism. D) pragmatism. 5. The characteristic of an experiment that allows us to draw accurate inferences about the causal relationship between an independent and dependent variable is called: A) statistical significance. B) internal validity. C) external validity. D) reliability.
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6. Psychology is the scientific study of: A) mind and body. B) mind and behavior. C) mood and behavior. D) mood and body. 7. The gap between one neuron's axon and a dendrite or cell body of another neuron is part of the: A) soma. B) synapse. C) myelin. D) glia. 8. Dr. Jones touches specific bumps on a patient's skull and then indicates specific character traits for the patient, for example, “This patient is cautious.” Dr. Jones is engaging in: A) structuralism. B) phrenology. C) functionalism. D) psychoanalysis. 9. The somatosensory area of the cerebral cortex has more area devoted to processing: A) larger areas of the body, like the trunk. B) smaller areas of the body, like the toes. C) more sensitive areas of the body, like the mouth. D) more muscular areas of the body, like the legs. 10. What is the amygdala responsible for? A) motor coordination, such as balance B) communication, both verbal and written C) emotions and emotional memories D) intentional movement of limbs, such as waving your hands 11. Which of the following statements about neurons is NOT true? A) Neurons either do or do not “fire.” B) Stimulation of the dendrites does not always trigger “firing.” C) Activation must exceed a threshold before the neuron begins to “fire.” D) The intensity of the stimulus makes the neuron respond more intensely.
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12. Suppose you are doing research on neuronal communication, and you are measuring the change in voltage as the neurons send signals. As you get started, you think your voltmeter is broken because it is not showing a charge of 0 mV when the neurons are inactive. What value should the voltmeter display when the cells are not firing? A) 0 mV B) 70 mV C) –70 mV D) –1 mV 13. The left brain hemisphere receives sensory input from the _________ and sends motor commands to the _________. A) right side of the body; left side of the body B) left side of the body; left side of the body C) left side of the body; right side of the body D) right side of the body; right side of the body 14. You are about to be mugged on a dark city street. Which nervous system would kick into gear? A)
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