The Brain & Nervous System in Older Adults Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is the cerebellum important?

Question 2 2. How can playing a musical instrument impact the brain?

Question 3 3. Why does bilateral activation occur?

Question 4 4. Primary evidence for the HAROLD model depends on tasks related to _____.

Question 5 5. The nigrostriatal tract deals primarily with _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a dopaminergic system tract?

Question 7 7. The all-or-none law states that _____.

Question 8 8. Electroencephalography is shortened to _____.

Question 9 9. Darryl is 60 years old. His son, Ben, is 22. How would you expect Darryl's resiliency and ability to recover from traumatic life events to differ from Ben's?

Question 10 10. The part of the neuron that receives signals is called a _____.

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Question 11 11. How can parts of the limbic system be remembered?

Question 12 12. What does unilateral activation indicate?

Question 13 13. How do floaters impact vision as people age?

Question 14 14. What is atrophy?

Question 15 15. Who tends to display signs of bilateral activation?

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Question 16 16. A neurotransmitter is a type of _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a reason why the brain continues to deteriorate into old age?

Question 18 18. You go for a run around the track, and afterwards, you feel less anxiety and stress. Which neurotransmitter has been released to help you feel this way?

Question 19 19. During a refractory period, _____.

Question 20 20. Crystallized intelligence is based primarily on _____.

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Question 21 21. What is prospective memory?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT improved by exercise?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that aging adversely affects hearing?

Question 24 24. According to the Scaffolding Theory of Aging and Cognition, how does the brain compensate for decline related to age?

Question 25 25. The autonomic nervous system is part of the _____ system.

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Question 26 26. Which part of the brain is composed of nerve cells that filter stimuli?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about reflexes is TRUE?

Question 28 28. The temporal lobe processes information about _____, the parietal lobe processes information about _____ and the occipital lobe of the brain process information about _____ respectively.

Question 29 29. What are the symptoms people with Broca's aphasia have?

Question 30 30. The brain is 2-3% of your body mass, but consumes _____ of your calories.

The Brain & Nervous System in Older Adults Chapter Exam Instructions

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