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Question number: 129

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Neurons

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A neuron in the recently fired. The neuron completes its absolute refractory period and then is in the relative refractory period. At this point, the neuron is stimulated by a stronger stimulus, and it fires again. Which of the following is true of that neuron?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The action potential will not be completed because of the refractory period.

b.

The second action potential will be of lesser intensity than the first.

c.

It is hyperpolarized.

d.

The second action potential will be of the same intensity as the first.

Question number: 130

» Thinking » Representation (Categorization, Imagery, Schemas, Scripts)

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On the GRE, a student would answer a question about Erikson more quickly of it were preceded by another question about Erikson than if it were preceded by a question about physiological psychology. This effect is due to

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Choice (4) Response

a.

top-down processing

b.

chunking

c.

atmosphere effect

d.

semantic priming

Question number: 131

» Measurement and Methodology » Statistical Procedures

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The test statistic t is used to ________.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Describe treatment means.

b.

Evaluate ordinal or nominal data from a two-group experiment.

c.

Evaluate interval or ratio data from a two-group experiment.

d.

Evaluate interaction effects in factorial experiments.

Question number: 132

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Hormonal Factors

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Which of the following areas in the brain is the “master” of the endocrine system?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Thalamus

b.

Amygdala

c.

Limbic system

d.

Pituitary gland

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