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Chapter 2 questions:
1. Describe the parts of a neuron, and explain how
its impulses are generated.
2. Describe how nerve cells communicate.
3. Explain how neurotransmitters affect behavior,
and outline the effects of acetylcholine and the
endorphins
4. What effects do drugs have on
neurotransmission, including the contrasting
effects of agonists and antagonists.
5. Identify the subdivisions of the peripheral
nervous system, and describe their functions.
6. How does the endocrine system function, and
interact with the nervous system.
7. Describe the various techniques for studying
the brain.
8. Describe the components of the brainstem and
summarize the functions of the brainstem, the
thalamus and the cerebellum.
9. Define Cerebral Cortex and explain its
importance in the human brain.
10. Identify the four lobes of the cerebral
cortex.
11. Summarize some of the findings on the
functions of the motor cortex and the sensory
cortex, and discuss the importance of the
association areas.
12. Describe the five brain areas that would be
involved if you read this sentence aloud.
13. Describe the brain’s plasticity following
injury or illness.
14. Describe split-brain research, and explain
how it helps us understand the functions of our
left and right hemispheres.
15. Discuss the relationships among brain
organization, handedness, and mortality.
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