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Question 1

Behavioral Neuroscience

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Damage to the cerebellum would most likely result in which of the following problems?

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Choice (5)Response

a.

A loss of motor coordination

b.

Increased aggression

c.

A loss of vision

d.

Aphasia

e.

A change in personality

Question 2

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Upon spotting a predator, a hidden bird makes a call of alarm. This display of altruism now places the hidden bird at increased risk while placing its nearby siblings at decreased risk. Such an act is best explained by the concept of

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Choice (5)Response

a.

inclusive fitness

b.

natural selection

c.

contact comfort behavior

d.

operant behavior

e.

irrelevant behavior

Question 3

Behavioral Neuroscience

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Compared to control rats, rats with a lesion to the amygdale would

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Choice (5)Response

a.

eat more when given unlimited access to food

b.

perform worse at finding food hidden in a maze

c.

exhibit less in response to a stimulus that was previously presented with a shock

d.

be exactly the same as control rats

e.

have difficulty distinguishing different odors

Question 4

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An experiment in cognitive neuroscience might

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

use brain scans to map activities during problem solving

b.

compare the results of psychotropic medication on the adjustment of hospital populations

c.

use computer simulations, such as AI, to model human behavior

d.

compare evolutionary differences between species and races in brain development

e.

use autopsy results to compare brain sizes and shapes