Behavioral Neuroscience (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 1 - 4 of 41

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Question number: 1

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Central Structures and Processes

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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.

Increased aggression

b.

A loss of motor coordination

c.

A change in personality

d.

Aphasia

e.

A loss of vision

Question number: 2

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Neuroscience Theories, Applications and Issues

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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.

contact comfort behavior

b.

inclusive fitness

c.

natural selection

d.

operant behavior

e.

irrelevant behavior

Question number: 3

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Central Structures and Processes

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

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Choice (5) Response

a.

perform worse at finding food hidden in a maze

b.

eat more when given unlimited access to food

c.

have difficulty distinguishing different odors

d.

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

e.

be exactly the same as control rats

Question number: 4

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Neuroscience Theories, Applications and Issues

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An experiment in cognitive neuroscience might

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Choice (5) Response

a.

use brain scans to map activities during problem solving

b.

compare evolutionary differences between species and races in brain development

c.

use autopsy results to compare brain sizes and shapes

d.

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

e.

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

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