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1

The terminal buttons of one neuron secrete neurotransmitter into the synapse where it stimulates the axon of a second neuron

False

2

Neurotransmitters may have either an excitatory or inhibitory effect of the postsynaptic membrane

True

3

Following the body's response to an emergency situation, the parasympathetic nervous system resumes control of the bodily functions such as heart rate and digestion

False

4

The cerebellum is the brain structure responsible for higher mental processes such as perceiving, thinking, and remembering

False

5

Marijuana may have a sedative effect, stimulant effect, or an antidepressant effect

False

6

What is the last part of the neuron to be involved in the transmission of a neural impulse toward the next neuron?

Terminal button

7

Two factors that relate to the perceived intensity of a stimulus are how many neurons are firing potentials and (blank)

The rate at which these neurons are firing

8

The two major divisions of the peripheral nervous system are what?

Somatic and autonomic

9

A major difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system is that the sympathetic nervous system provides what function?

Simultaneously stimulates the different parts of the body

10

What role does the reticular formation play?

Controlling levels of arousal and alertness

11

If you were to electrically stimulate a person's occipital love, that person would have what reaction?

Report a visual experience

12

If a split-brain operated patient sees " air x plane" briefly while focusing on the "x," the patient would say that he or she saw what words?

Plane

13

The pituitary hormones do what?

Have a variety of target organs

14

What are the three major types of psychoactive drugs?

depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens

15

A person admitted to a hospital following a drug use is experiencing hyperthermia, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, muscle rigidity, and convulsions. Most likely he took which one of the following drugs?

Ecstacy