Biological Basis of Behavior Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When sensory receptors receive information from a stimulus, it is called _____.

Question 2 2. Coding that answers the question How much? is called _____.

Question 3 3. Coding that answers the question What kind? is called _____.

Question 4 4. The changing of sensory information into a form where it can travel through the body to the brain is called _____.

Question 5 5. If a person injures the left side of their brain, should we expect an effect on the reception of visual information from their right eye? Why or why not?

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Question 6 6. In a negative feedback loop, what happens to a variable (like temperature) when it increases past its normal state?

Question 7 7. Regarding the negative feedback loop regulating metabolism, which part of the thyroid system is the sensor?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is an example of negative feedback in biological systems?

Question 9 9. Regarding the negative feedback loop regulating metabolism, what part of the thyroid system is the effector?

Question 10 10. During which step of negative feedback is the variable brought back to normal?

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Question 11 11. What are nerves that receive sensory information called?

Question 12 12. What is the next thing to happen after a physical stimulus hits the sensory receptors?

Question 13 13. Shaun is walking down the street and sees a bird in a tree. How does his psychological experience of the bird arise?

Question 14 14. The brain's interpretation of a sensory signal is called _____.

Question 15 15. Stimulation of a sensory receptor is called _____.

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Question 16 16. If you are being chased by a bear, your heart rate will speed up. This is a function of which of the following?

Question 17 17. Nerves in this division of the PNS send messages to your muscles and glands to carry out the orders issued by the brain.

Question 18 18. This major division of the nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord.

Question 19 19. This is a subdivision of the motor division of the PNS that allows the body to perform tasks that are not under conscious control.

Question 20 20. This major division of the nervous system reports any sensory changes to the brain and spinal cord, and then carries out orders.

Biological Basis of Behavior Chapter Exam Instructions

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