Behavioral Neuroscience (GRE Psychology): Questions 30 - 34 of 41

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Question number: 30

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Neuromodulators and Drugs

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Drugs that attempt to impact behavior generally try to

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a.

speed up the action potential

b.

hinder or facilitate the transmission of “message” at the synaptic junction

c.

stimulate the axon hillock

d.

increase the number of neurons present in the brain

Question number: 31

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Motor Structures and Functions

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The limbic system is crucial in the regulation of

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heart and lungs

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hormone activity

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emotion

d.

somatic nervous system

Question number: 32

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Theories, Applications and Issues

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In a series of learning experiments with monkeys, Harlow asserted that monkeys gained a sort of cumulative knowledge about solving problems. He came to this conclusion because with every novel problem it took the monkeys less time to learn how to solve it. Harlow called this

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higher-order conditioning

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instinct-learning interaction

c.

learning to learn

d.

trained anticipation

Question number: 33

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Theories, Applications and Issues

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Which classic experiment indicated that behavioral traits could be at least partly determined by heredity?

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Tyron’s experiment with maze-bright and maze-dull rats

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Thorndike’s experiment with cats in puzzle boxes

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Tinbergen’s experiment with stickleback fish

d.

Garcia’s experiment with food aversion

Question number: 34

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Neurons

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Which of the following is referred to as white matter in the brain and spine?

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Sulci

b.

Gyri

c.

Bone matter

d.

Nerve fibers made of axons

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