Behavioral Neuroscience (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 33 - 38 of 41

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Question number: 33

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Neuroscience Theories, Applications and Issues

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

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Tinbergen’s experiment with stickleback fish

b.

Von Frisch’s experiment with honeybees

c.

Thorndike’s experiment with cats in puzzle boxes

d.

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

e.

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?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Gyri

b.

Bone matter

c.

Nerve fibers made of axons

d.

Sulci

e.

Nerve fibers made of cell bodies

Question number: 35

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Central Structures and Processes

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Which of the following brain areas would most likely be used for complex problem-solving?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Hypothalamus

b.

Hippocampus

c.

Occipital lobe

d.

Cerebellum

e.

Frontal lobe

Question number: 36

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Central Structures and Processes

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The part of the brain that is connected to the very basic function of simple alertness is the

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

reticular formation

b.

hippocampus

c.

inferior colliculus

d.

superior colliculus

e.

medulla oblongata

Question number: 37

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Sensory Structures and Processes

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A sign stimulus serves to trigger

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

a variable-interval ratio

b.

a simple reflex

c.

a homing mechanism

d.

a pheromone reaction

e.

a fixed action pattern

Question number: 38

» Behavioral Neuroscience » States of Consciousness

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Malia is 10 years of age, and her grandmother, Ani, is 60 years old. Which statement is likely to be true concerning their sleep patterns?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Ani and Malia have the same sleep patterns

b.

Ani spends more of her sleep time in deep sleep than Malia does

c.

Ani is more likely than Malia to have night terrors

d.

Ani sleeps fewer hours per day than Malia does

e.

Ani spends more of the night dreaming than Malia does

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