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a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder Anxiety
a perspective on psychology that sees psychology as an objective science without reference to mental states Behavior
consists of the brain and the spinal cord Central nervous system
brain structure that controls well-learned motor activities like riding a bike Cerebellum
the fabric of interconnecting cells that blankets the brain hemispheres; the brain's center for information processing and control Cerebral cortex
one's awareness of one's environment and oneself Consciousness
a psychiatric disorder characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, loss of appetite, feelings of extreme sadness, helplessness, etc. Depression
a chemical that is released by a neuron for the purpose of carrying information across the gaps (synapses) between neurons Neurotransmitter
overt or suppressed hostility, either innate or resulting from continued frustration and directed outward or against oneself Aggression
the electrical process by which information is transmitted the length of an axon Action potential
a relatively enduring evaluation of a person or thing; Asch demonstrated that this doesn't always match one's behavior Attitude
the fabric of interconnecting cells that blankets the brain hemispheres; the brain's center for information processing and control Cerebral cortex
a branch off the cell body of a neuron that receives new information from other neurons Dendrite
the Latin for "I"; in Freud's theories, the mediator between the demands of the id and the superego Ego
a perspective that stresses the value of behavior in Darwinian terms Evolution
a theory of hearing which states that the rate of nerve impulses traveling up the auditory nerve matches the tone's frequency Frequency
William James's school of thought that stressed the adaptive and survival value of behaviors Functionalism
Thorndike's rule that behaviors which have positive outcomes tend to be repeated Law of effect
Thorndike's rule that behaviors which have positive outcomes tend to be repeated Law of effect
a psychological or physiological pattern that occurs in an individual and is usually associated with distress or disability that is not expected as part of normal development or culture. Mental illness

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Basic Brain Structure and Function Crossword

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The membrane that covers and protects the central nervous system, forms partitions, contains cerebral fluid, protects blood vessels and encloses the venus sinuses. Meninges
The _______________ nervous system serves to stimulate nervous system activity such as accelerating the heart rate, constricting blood vessels, raising the blood pressure, and facilitating a muscle contraction Sympathetic
The outermost layer of the cerebral hemispheres are composed of ________matter Gray
The neuroendocrine ________________ is associated with mood, appetite, vomiting, limbic system functions, pain and sleep. The drug Prozac mimics this Serotonin
In the architecture of the brain there area three basic units based on location. The that includes the upper spinal cord, brain stem and cerebellum is the ___________________ Hindbrain
The brain is divided into two ______________ Hemispheres
The parietal lobe is known as the primary ______________ area where impulses related to temperature, pain, touch, taste, smell are interpreted Sensory
The area of the brain responsible for receiving information from the ears is the ____________ lobe Temporal
Damage to the occipital lobes can cause _____________________ Blindness
Superior, Straight or Cavernous __________ Sinus
Sensory information received from the outside world is processed; controls voluntary movement & regulates conscious thought & mental activity in the ____________________ hemispheres Cerebral
In development of the brain, the ______________ is responsible for the evolution of intelligence Neocortex
The lobe of the brain involved in planning a schedule, imagining the future or reasoning during an argument is the __________lobe Frontal
The _____________ is the structure that receives sensory and limbic information and sends this information to the brain Thalamus
A neuroendocrine associated with concentration, socializing, food-seeking, sexual desire and motor neuron control and associated with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body dementia Dopamine
Short term memories and converted to long-term memories in the ___________________ Hippocampus
The ______________ are chemical messengers in the nervous system Neurotransmitters
The _________side of the cerebrum specializes in language, calculation and sequential thought processes Left
The ____________ nervous system is part of the involuntary nervous system that serves to slow the heart rate, increase intestinal and glandular activity, relax the sphincter muscles and allow a muscle to rest Parasympathetic
The ___________ is the regions of the embryonic vertebrate neural tube that gives rise to posterior forebrain structures Diencephalon
The sixth cranial nerve, responsible for the control of lateral eye movement is the ___________ nerve Abducens
An excitatory neurotransmitter that governs muscle contractions and is associated with memory formation and diseases like Alzheimer’s is ______________________ Acetylcholine
The _____________ ___________ is a set of interconnected nuclei located throughout the brainstem and play a crucial role in maintaining behavioral arousal and consciousness (2 weeks) Reticular formation
Cranial nerve #1, responsible for smell is called the ______________ nerve Olfactory
The _____________ ______________ helps to refine movement so it isn’t clumsy or erratic (2 words) Cerebral Peduncle
Substance that reduces the weight of the brain, supplies nutrients, transports hormones and prevents head injury (3 word) Cerebral Spinal Fluid
The Eleventh cranial nerve which controls the trapezius and sternocleidomastoid and controls swallowing movement is the ____________ nerve Accessory
The _______________ functions to control autonomic, emotional, and sexual behavior (regulates visceral motor activity) Amygdala

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The Brain Crossword

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The upper part of the brain cerebrum
The lower part of the brain cerebellum
Connects the brain to the spinal cord brain stem
the cerebrum is divided into two hemispheres
The two brain hemispheres communicate through a mass of nerve fibers called corpus callosum
Much of the brain's gray matter is located in the cerebral cortex
The rear portion of the frontal lobes is called the motor area
The sense of vision is interpreted by the occipital lobes
Damage to the cerebral motor area is known as cerebral palsy
The lowest part of the brain stem is the medulla oblongata
Latin for "bridge" pons
Latin word meaning "small net" reticular formation
Acts as the switchboard for the brain thalamus
The control unit for your body's automatic systems hypothalamus
Helps generate emotions and processes emotional memories amygdala
A person's actions can be completely explained as responsises to particular stimuli Behaviorism
A number of complex brain structures lie clusted around the brain stem limbis system

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Biology Nervous System Crossword

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An electrochemical pulse that moves long the membrane of a neuron Nerve impulse
The protective coverings of the brain and spinal cord Meninges
The brain region that receives general sensations and relays impulses to a parietal lobe Thalamus
The region of the brain that controls involuntary activities Hypothalamus
Part of the neuron that receives nerve impulses and transmits them toward the cell body Dendrite
The series of neurons that produces a single reaction in response to a stimulus Reflex arc
The white fatty membrane that protects the neuron Myelin Sheath
The part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord Central Nervous System
The part of the neuron with the greatest diameter; contains the nucleus Cell Body
The junction between the axon and dendrite Synapse
The part of the brain containing motor and sensory centers: controls voluntary movement Cerebrum
Part of the brain that monitors and adjusts body activities Cerebellum
The gray matter of the cerebrum Cerebral Cortex
Part of the brain; Relay center between spinal cord and brain; reflex center Medulla oblongata
A rounded portion of the lower brain that relays information from one side of th brain to the other Pons
The nervous tissue that conducts messages between the brain and the peripheral body parts Spinal cord
The functional unit of the nervous system. The cell that receives and distributes nerve impulses. Neuron
The chemicals responsible for extending the nerve impulse from one cell to the next Neurotransmitters

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Psychology Chapter 2 Crossword

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the "little brain" at the rear of the brainstem, functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance Cerebellum
chemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues Hormones
the level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse Threshold
the junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron Synapse
a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system Neuron
neuron extensions that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body Dendrite
neuron extensions that pass messages to other neurons or cells Axon
a nerve impulse Action Potential
neural system located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives Limbic System
two lima-beam-sized neural clusters in the limbic system; linked to emotion Amygdala
a neural structure lying below the thalamus; directs several maintenance activities; helps govern the endocrine system via the pituitary gland, and is linked to emotion Hypothalamus
portion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements an din making plans and judgments Frontal Lobes
portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body positions Parietal Lobes
portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; includes areas that receive information from the visual fields Occipital Lobes
portion of the cerebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes areas that receive information from the ears Temporal Lobes
false sensory experiences, such as hearing something in the absence of an external auditory stimulus Hallucinations
the brain's ability to change, especially during childhood, by reorganizing after damage or by building new pathways based on experience Plasticity
condition in which the brain's two hemispheres are isolated by cutting the fibers connecting them Split Brain
our awareness of ourselves and our environment Consciousness
recurring sleep stage during which vivid dreams commonly occur. Also known as paradoxical sleep, because the muscles are relaxed, but other body systems are active REM sleep
periodic, natural, reversible loss of consciousness - as distinct from unconsciousness resulting from a coma, general anesthesia, or hibernation Sleep
recurring problems in falling or staying asleep Insomnia
a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind Dream
recording apparatus, using electrodes placed on the scalp, that records waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface EEG
a view of brain activity showing where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task PET
a technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer generated images of soft tissue. These scans show brain tissue MRI
a branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior Biological Psychology
the division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body, conserving its energy Parasympathetic Nervous System
a technique for revealing blood flow and, therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. fMRI
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms that occur on a 24-hr cycle Circadian Rhythm

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Neuroanatomy Crossword

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The PNS that controls voluntary movement somatic nervous system
Group of axons that connects the two brain hemispheres Corpus Callosum
Medial most structure of the brain Pineal Gland
Rostral most portion of the brain, directly dorsal to the eye sockets. Orbitofrontal cortex
Portion of the thalamus that project information to the primary visual cortex Lateral geniculate nucleus
Cross section for optic nerves in the brain optic chiasm
Structure that signals the initiation of neurulation notochord
Fiber bundle that carries information from the hippocampus Fornix
A coronal plane that splits the frontal and parietal lobes Central sulcus
Structure connecting the third and fourth ventricles Cerebral aquaduct
Name for the fibers that convey sensory neurons to the brain Afferent fibers
Relays sensory info to proper portion of the brain Thalamus
Visual field attention area Posterior parietal cortex
Motor related structure located on ventral side of the brainstem pons
Layers that protect the brain and spinal cord meninges
Group of structures connecting the cerebellum to the midbrain cerebellar peduncles
Section of brainstem involved in processing auditory information inferior colliculus
Crossover area for upper motor neurons medulla
Positive regulator of the hypothalamus Amygdala
Learning and memory center Hippocampus
Structure derived from mesoderm that creates bones and muscles. Somite
Directly caudal from central sulcus Primary somatosensory cortex
GABA filled structure that is stimulated by the Primary motor cortex Substantia nigra
Structures connected to the fornix Mammillary bodies
Fiber bundle connecting the amygdala to the hypothalamus Stria terminalis
Connective structure were portal system begins Infundibulum
Term for "crossover" Decussation
Portion of the brain that contains tons of nerve fibers, discovered by White matter
Structure that controls speech Brocas area

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Major parts of the brain Crossword

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The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain in mammals. It is composed of the frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal lobes. cerebrum
This lobe lies between the occipital bone and the parieto-occipital sulcus. It functions to receive and interpret visual signals. Occipital lobe
These are the shallow groves in the surface of the cerebrum. Sulci
This lobe lies between the temporal bone and the lateral sulcus. It functions in memory, vison, learning, hearing, and emotional behavior. temporal lobe
These structures lie between the frontal bones and the central sulcus, and above the eye orbits. They have motor functions, but also deal with aggression, mood, foresight, motivation, and social judgements. frontal lobes
The spinal or nerve cord is located in the vertebral foramen. It begins at the foramen magnum and ends at the conus medullaris in the lumbar region. It conducts sensory impulses to the brain and motor impulses from the brain to the body spinal cord
These structures lie between the parietal bones and the central sulcus. They function in integration of sensory information with the exception of vision, hearing, and smell. parietal lobes
These are the thick folds in the surface of the cerebrum. gyri
The second largest part of the brain in mammals and the largest part of the brain in birds. The cerebellum is involved in the regulation of posture and balance, fine motor control of skeletal muscles, and repetitive movements. cerebellum
This fissure is a deep groove separating the cerebrum into right and left halves. Longitudinal fissure
An endocrine gland directly attached to the hypothalamus. It is divided into anterior and posterior portions. Anterior pituitary produce hormones which regulate other endocrine glands, and directly affects target cells. Posterior pituitary functions to store and release hormones produced by the hypothalamus. pituitary gland
The longitudinal fissure divides the cerebrum into right and left cerebral hemispheres. Cerebral hemisphere
The region that regulates the day/night cycle. Secretes the hormone motion melatonin, which effects sleepiness. pineal body
The structure that is the major integration system between various organ systems and the nervous system. It coordinates activities of both the nervous and endocrine systems, and between voluntary and autonomic activities. It is attached directly to the pituitary gland. hypothalamus
The part of the brain that contains the nerve tracts and physically joins the two cerebral hemispheres. Corpus callosum
This structure functions to integrate all sensory information (with the exception of smell) from the body, and channels it into proper processing regions in the cerebrum. thalamus
A structure that processes olfactory information and contains centers for reflex movements involved in eating, such as chewing, licking, and swallowing. mammillary body
The medulla is at the base of the brain stem. It contains nerve centers for the regulation of heart rate, blood vessel diameter, respiration, swallowing, vomiting coughing, sneezing, and hiccoughing. Medulla oblongata
A region that is also called the “mesencephalon”. It is located above the pons and is the smallest part of the brain stem. The oculomotor, trochlear, and trigeminal cranial nerves originate in this area. midbrain
A structure that is located on the bottom-center of the brain where the two optic nerve cross. Optic chiasma
The pons is located just above the medulla, on the brain stem. It works with the medulla to control respiration and helps regulate sleep. It is the origin for the trigeminal, abducens, facial, and vestibulocochlear cranial nerves pons
These bulbs are located just below the frontal lobes. They function in the sense of smell. Olfactory bulbs

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Ap PSychology Review Crossword

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diminishing effect of a drug, larger and larger doses needed tolerance
decreased response to a stimulus habituation
mental image of the environment cognitive map
founder of observational learning Bandura
retention of encoded information storage
memory aids of memory techniques mnemonics
"ah-ha" moment, a sudden realization insight
tendency to approach problems in a particular way that is familiar mental set
a mental grouping of similar things concept
inability to see from fresh perspective fixation
smallest language unit of sound phonemes
adaptive, triggered by amygdala fear
sense of being male or female gender identity
anxiety causing memories to be unconsciously forgotten repression
hyper activity, euphoric state mania
destroying or removing brain tissues psychosurgery
understood or expected rules of behavior norms
the middle score median
level required to trigger neural impulses threshold
records electrical activity of the brain, neural impulse EEG
control center for the brain thalamus
famous case study of frontal lobe damage Gage
logical side of the brain left hemisphere
complex molecule containing genetic info DNA
principle to notice a differnce in the stimuli Webers Law
lets light into the eye pupil
where transduction occurs in ear cochlea
sending or perceiving another persons thoughts telepathy
occurs in stage 4 sleep scary dreams night terrors
ability to learn from experience and adapt to new situations intelligence
Weshler Adult Intelligence Scale WAIS
generalized or broaded belief about a group of people stereotype
accuracy validity
constant results reliability
the loss of memory amnesia

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The Nervous System Crossword

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Cells that transmit impulses Neurons
Short branch extensions that carry impulses towards the cell body Dendrites
Long fiber that carries impulses away from cell body Axon
Contained in sacs in axon terminals; released to cause stimulus in the next cell; chemicals Neurotransmitters
Relays messages, processes information, and analyzes information. Central nervous system
Connects brain to the spinal cord; Controls involuntary actions. Brain Stem
Controls reflexes; Carries signals from brain to the body Spinal cord
Second largest part of the brain; Located at the back of the skull; Coordinates balance and movement. Cerebellum
Largest part of the brain; Responsible for voluntary and educated actions; Located in 2 different lobes. Cerebrum
Fatty insulated sheath that surrounds all but the smallest nerve fibers. Myelin sheath
a bundle of fibers running to organs and tissues in the body. nerve

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The Nervous System Crossword

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Consists of the brain and spinal cord Central Nervous System
The stage in which a neuron is not carrying an impulse Polarization
The small gap between the axon of one neuron and the dendrites or cell body of the next neuron Synapse
The small gap between the axon of one neuron and the dendrites or cell body of the next neuron Nerve
An impulse from the central nervous system to a muscle or gland Efferent neuron
Carrying an impulse from the receptors to the central nervous system Sensory neuron
Extends from the spinal cord to the pons and is anterior to the cerebellum Medulla
Grey matter on the surface of the cerebrum Cerebral cortex
The connective tissue that covers the brain and spinal cord Meninges
Connects the left and right hemisphere Corpus Callosum
A chemical that is released into the the synapse by the arrival of an electrical nerve impulse Nuerotransmitter
An area concerned with learning motor skills that require a sequence of movement Premotor area
The specialized cell found only in the brain and spinal cord Neuroglia
A group of cell bodies outside the central nervous system, within the vertebral canal Ganglion
Superior to the hypothalamus and inferior to the cerebrum Thalamus

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cerebral cortex and brain plasticity Crossword

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means bark in Greek cortex
the body's ultimate control and information-processing information center. cerebral cortex
cells in the nervous system that support, nourish and protect neurons glial cells
located behind the forehead; involved in speaking frontal lobes
subdivided into four lobes hemispheres
located at the top of the head; receives sensory input for touch and body position parietal lobes
located at the back of the head; includes areas that receive information from the visual feilds occipital lobes
located above the ears; includes the auditory areas temporal lobes
area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body touch and movement sensations sensory cortex
the brain's ability to change, especially during childhood plasticity
areas of the cerebral cortex that are involved in learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking association areas

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