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Question 1

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.

inclusive fitness

b.

natural selection

c.

contact comfort behavior

d.

operant behavior

e.

irrelevant behavior

Question 2

Neuroscience Theories, Applications and Issues

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An experiment in cognitive neuroscience might

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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

Question 3

Neuroscience Theories, Applications and Issues

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In research on attachment, Harlow placed infant rhesus monkeys with “surrogate mothers.” In this famous experiment, a stimulus that induced fear in the infant would cause the infant to run to

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Choice (5)Response

a.

the adult female who most resembled its biological mother

b.

the closets object behind which it could hide

c.

the surrogate covered with terrycloth

d.

the surrogate with the bottle

e.

None of the above