Behavioral Neuroscience (GRE Psychology): Questions 35 - 39 of 41

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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 (4) Response
a.

Frontal lobe

b.

Occipital lobe

c.

Hypothalamus

d.

Cerebellum

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 (4) Response
a.

inferior colliculus

b.

reticular formation

c.

hippocampus

d.

medulla oblongata

Question number: 37

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Sensory Structures and Processes

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A sign stimulus serves to trigger

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

a homing mechanism

b.

a fixed action pattern

c.

a pheromone reaction

d.

a variable-interval ratio

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 (4) Response
a.

Ani is more likely than Malia to have night terrors

b.

Ani spends more of the night dreaming than Malia does

c.

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

d.

Ani sleeps fewer hours per day than Malia does

Question number: 39

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Sensory Structures and Processes

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When a neural impulse reaches the tip of the axon terminal

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

the synaptic end bulb sends an electrical current into the dendrites of the next neuron

b.

the synaptic end bulb locks into the receptor sites on the post-synaptic dendrites

c.

synaptic vesicles in the synaptic end bulb release neurotransmitters that cross the synaptic cleft and lock into receptor sites on the post-synaptic neuron

d.

synaptic bulb fires

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