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1

An axon in your hand causes contraction of a muscle fiber in your finger as you write. This neuron belongs to which branch of the neurons system?

somatic

2

Which plane shows brain structures as they would be seen from the side?

Sagittal

3

in the spinal cord white matter is comprised mostly of ________, while gray matter is mostly ______

Myelinated axons; cell bodies.

4

One way that over the counter cold remedies work is by:

increasing sympathetic activity

5

breathing, heart rate, vomiting, salivation, coughing, & sneezing are all controlled by which structure?

Medulla

6

sensory info which isn't processed by the thalamus includes:

olfactory info

7

the temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex is the primary target for which kind of sensory info?

auditory

8

a tumor in the temporal lobe may give rise to:

visual hallucinations

9

The postcentral gyrus in the parietal lobe is the primary area for which type of sensation?

touch

10

the "binding problem" is the issue of how we:

perceive visual, auditory & other aspects of a stimulus as a single object

11

an electroencephalograph measures:

the avg activity of the cells in a given region of the cells in a given region of the brain