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1. Which of the following would NOT be possible without the functioning of the nervous system?

2. If someone steps on your toes, resulting in pain and the movement of your foot, which of the following describes this process?

3. The electrical impulse that stimulates the conduction of a neural impulse along an axon is called a(n) 4. If someone squeezed your hand gently or tightly the sensory neurons will fire impulses of the same magnitude. This is due to the

5. A neuron conveys a message to a neighboring neuron across a junction called a

6. Which neurotransmitter is most likely found in the brain structure called the hippocampus. Points

7. One theory of schizophrenia is that people who suffer from it may have more receptor sites for what neurotransmitter?

8. Cocaine and amphetamines increase the production of which neurotransmitters?

9. Deficiencies in ____ have been linked to depression, eating disorders, and insomnia.

10. Right after a car accident, ____ is (are) released to act as a temporary pain killer.

11. The brain and spinal cord make up the:

12. The two main divisions of the peripheral nervous system are the

13. The two divisions of the autonomic nervous system are the

14. Pupil dilation and rapid heartbeat are the result of activation of which branch of the autonomic nervous system?

15. Damage to the _____ side of the brain is associated with loss of sensation or control in the _____ side of the body.

16. The hypothalamus plays a role in all of the following processes EXCEPT

17. The ____ system is involved in regulating basic drives such as hunger, sex, aggression as well as memory and emotion.

18. The ____ is the structure that connects the hemispheres of the cerebral cortex.

19. A patient comes to his doctor complaining of visual difficulties. After a thorough examination the ophthalmologist finds no anatomical problem in the patient's eyes. The doctor therefore refers the patient to a neurologist to investigate possible damage to his

20. Andy was in a car accident and hit his head. Later, he had trouble hearing. It's probable that he sustained damage to the ____ lobe.

21. The gland that is often referred to as the "master gland" is the

 22. ____ sex characteristics are directly involved in reproduction but ____ sex characteristics are not.

23. The evolutionary concept of ____ proposes that species that are better able to adapt to the environment are more likely to survive and reproduce.

24. Orlando's outer appearance is his ____, which is based on his genetic make-up or ____.

25. You and your team of behavioral geneticists are studying schizophrenia. The most effective way to conduct your research would be to study

 
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1. Which of the following would NOT be possible without the functioning of the nervous system?
D) all of these

2. If someone steps on your toes, resulting in pain and the movement of your foot, which of the following describes this process?
A) Afferent neurons transmit the sensation of pain to the spinal cord and to the brain, followed by efferent neurons sending the message to your foot to move.

3. The electrical impulse that stimulates the conduction of a neural impulse along an axon is called a(n)
C) action potential
 
4. If someone squeezed your hand gently or tightly the sensory neurons will fire impulses of the same magnitude. This is due to the
B) all-or none principle.

5. A neuron conveys a messag