Cognitive Functions

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 The left hemisphere of the cerebral cortex is connected to skin receptors and muscles mainly on the right side of the body.

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 The left and right hemispheres exchange information through a set of axons called the corpus callosum.

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 In most people, the right hemisphere is dominant for speech.

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 Normally, a split-brain patient should be able to name an object flashed to the left visual field.

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 In relation to their interests, aptitudes, and skills, people are either predominantly right-hemisphere or left-hemisphere.

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 Danelle is trying to make a perceptual decision. Based on research, scientists would expect that she would have activity in her frontal orienting fields while trying to decide.

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 Olin is participating in a research study that uses the Stroop effect. The researchers are likely testing him for spatial neglect.

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 Lekisha feels that everything that exists is material. Her belief would be described as identity position.

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 Observations of people with Williams syndrome indicate that language is not simply a by-product of overall intelligence.

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 Nearly all current philosophers and neuroscientists reject monism.

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 When a woman in a persistent vegetative state was told to imagine playing tennis, an fMRI of her brain showed increased activity in motor areas of her cortex, similar to what healthy volunteers showed.

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 When heterosexual men were given oxytocin or a placebo prior to meeting an attractive woman, the oxytocin had no effect on single men, but it caused those in a monogamous relationship to stand farther away.

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Question 13
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 The brain has ____ control of the facial muscles.

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ipsilateral
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contralateral
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bilateral
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mixed
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Question 14
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 The left hemisphere is connected to skin receptors mainly on the ____ half of the body, and controls muscles mainly on the ____ side of the body.

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left; right
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left; left
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right; left
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right; right
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Question 15
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 Professor Prost tells her class that _____ is/are uncrossed in the brain.

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taste only
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taste and smell
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vision
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vision and hearing
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Question 16
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 Most of the information passing from one hemisphere to the other does so by passing through which structure?

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Cerebellum
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Inferior colliculus
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Corpus callosum
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Massa intermedia
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Question 17
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 In most humans, control of language is centered in the ____ .

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left hemisphere
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right hemisphere
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corpus callosum
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cerebellum
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Question 18
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 Lateralization refers to the ____ .

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formation of the sulci and gyri in the cortex
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functional asymmetries of the brain
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slow rate of maturation in forebrain structures
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physical changes that occur in neurons as learning takes place
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Question 19
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 Damage to the human left optic nerve before it crosses the optic chiasm would result in the loss of vision in the ____ .

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left eye
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right eye
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right visual field
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left visual field
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Question 20
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 Cristy had damage to her left optic nerve after it had crossed in the optic chiasm. This resulted in the loss of vision in her ____ .

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left eye
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right eye
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right visual field
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left visual field
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