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Question 14 of 205.0/ 5.0 PointsWhat is meant by the statement, “A major characteristic of the human brain is adaptability?”A. The human brain’s structures are constantly competing and cooperating.B. The human brain is always working and constantly changing.C. The human brain is physically connected to every other major organ in the body.D. The human brain is significantly more complex than even the most sophisticated computer.Question 15 of 20
5.0/ 5.0 PointsAs you watch your favorite team play football on a brisk Sunday afternoon, you start thinking back to your recent lecture on neuropsychology. You watch as the quarterback sends a blistering pass to the wide receiver, who takes the ball and heads up the field with it. If you were to relate this scene to a neuron’s activities, which football player would represent the presynaptic neuron?Question 16 of 205.0/ 5.0 PointsAn area of reduced sound around the ear farther away from where a sound originates isreferred to as a sound __________.
Question 17 of 205.0/ 5.0 PointsLuther is a graduate student in clinical psychology, and his thesis research centers on uncovering the precursors of generalized anxiety disorder in college undergraduates. The main question he is asking is, “Why do college undergraduate students seem more susceptible to the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder than non-students of the same age?” Which goal of psychology is Luther’s research exploring?
Question 18 of 205.0/ 5.0 Points“I’m ready to go,” Olivia told her husband. “I wore a new perfume tonight. I hope you likeit!” Olivia’s husband nodded dutifully and told her how nice it smelled, but in truth he couldn’t smell a thing. According to the principles of psychophysics, Olivia was not wearing enough perfume to exceed her husband’s __________.A. Weberian levelB. just noticeable differenceC. absolute threshold
D. difference thresholdQuestion 19 of 205.0/ 5.0 PointsBen and Marcie are having a very deep conversation while Ben is cooking dinner for them to enjoy. He gets so distracted by their chat that he fails to realize he is about to place his hand on a scalding hot pan. Just as he is about to get burned, he yanks his hand away with a shout. “Whew,” Ben says. “It’s a good thing my __________ were working, or I might not have realized that pan was so hot until it was too late!”Question 20 of 205.0/ 5.0 PointsBecause you are bored one afternoon, you decide to try a little experiment. You open your eye very wide, extend your thumb, and then poke yourself in the eye. Aside from being very foolish and in a lot of pain, you may learn something about your eye when
you engage in this masochistic behavior. The very first thing your thumb would touch as it made contact with your eye would be the __________.