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1

What neurotransmitter is used for memory?

Acetylcholine

2

What neurotransmitter if damaged will cause Alzheimer's?

Acetylcholine

3

What neurotransmitter is responsible for feelings of reward and feeling "high"?

Dopamine

4

Too much dopamine will cause?

Schizophrenia

5

Too little dopamine will cause?

Parkinsons

6

What drugs will damage dopamine?

Cocaine and emphetamines

7

What neurotransmitter is linked to depression?

Serotonin

8

Lack of what neurotransmitter will result in seizures?

GABA

9

Epilepsy medication promotes what neurotransmitter?

GABA

10

What is the excitatory neurotransmitter of the cortex?

Glutamate

11

What neurotransmitter helps with perception, memory, attention and calculations in the cortex?

Glutamate

12

What is the master gland of the endocrine system?

pituitary gland

13

What regulates hormones, metabolism, growth, sexual functioning, thirst, water retention and storage?

pituitary gland

14

What sits on top on top of the pituitary gland?

Hypothalamus

15

What part of the brain regulates temperature, eating, sleeping and the endocrine system?

Hypothalamus

16

What part of the brain influences anger, aggression and fear?

Amygdala

17

What relays information between the two cerebral hemispheres?

Corpus Collosum

18

What part of the brain controls thinking, sensing function and voluntary movement?

Cerebral cortex

19

What part of the limbic system influences anger and fear?

Septum

20

What part of the limbic system influences learning, memory and cognitive and emotional processes?

hippocampus

21

What relays sensory information to the cerebral cortex?

Thalamus

22

Where can you find the reticular activating system?

midbrain

23

What part of the brain carries messages about sleep and arousal?

midbrain

24

What part relays information between the cerebral cortex and the cerebellum?

Pons

25

What controls heartbeat, breathing and blood pressure?

Medulla

26

What relays nerve impulses between brain and body and controls simple reflexes?

spinal chord

27

What is known as collections of neurons crucial to motor function?

Basal Ganglia

28

What is the limbic system important for?

Emotion, motivation, memory and learning

29

Stimulation of the amygdala will result in?

fear

30

Persons with autism will display limited activation in the>?

Amygdala