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1

What does an injury to the insular cortex cause?

loss of the urge to smoke

2

Name 3 electrophysiologic ways to measure brain function.

EEG
ERP
MEG

3

Name 3 metabolic/hemodynamic ways to measure brain activity.

PET
fMRI
SPECT

4

What is EMG?

electromyography; place needle or surface electrodes in skeletal muscle and record the membrane properties of muscle fibers

5

What is a nerve conduction study?

transcutaneous stimulation of a peripheral nerve performed at one site is recorded at another site (ie nerve conduction velocity)

6

This is the transcutaneous stimulation of a peripheral nerve performed at one site is recorded at another site (ie nerve conduction velocity).

a nerve conduction study

7

This is electromyography; place needle or surface electrodes in skeletal muscle and record the membrane properties of muscle fibers.

EMG

8

____ form a coupling btw neuronal synapses and brain capillaries.

Astrocytes

9

The position of an astrocyte allows it to sense the amount of ____ being released.

glutamate

10

What is SPECT?

single photon emission computed tomography

11

What is fMRI?

functional MRI; imaging of a signal change that occurs bc of regional changes in deoxyhemoglobin concentration associated with synaptic activity

12

This is imaging of a signal change that occurs bc of regional changes in deoxyhemoglobin concentration associated with synaptic activity.

fMRI