Which of the following forms of brain research would be considered the most invasive?

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Student Name: _________________________

2017

PSYCHOLOGY

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Reading time: 15 minutes

Writing time: 90 minutes

QUESTION AND ANSWER BOOK

Structure of book

Section Number of Number of questions Number of

questions To be answered marks

A 40 40 65

B 16 16 50

Total 90

 Students are permitted to bring the following items into the examination: pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners and rulers

 Students are not permitted to bring into the exam: electronic devices such as phones or calculators or liquid paper (or similar) or any paper(s)

Materials provided

 Question & answer book of 16 pages & an answer sheet for multiple-choice questions (page 25).

Instructions

 Write your name in the space provided on both the question book and multiple-choice response sheet

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SECTION A: Multiple-choice questions

Question 1:

Which of the following brain structures is part of the hindbrain?

A. cerebrum B. cerebellum C. reticular formation D. hypothalamus

Question 2:

As a result of a brain trauma, experienced in a car crash, Val is experiencing impairments in

balance, posture and coordination of motor movements. She has most likely suffered damage

to her

A. cerebrum. B. cerebellum. C. medulla D. hypothalamus.

Question 3:

Which of the following brain structures plays a key role in the body’s circadian rhythm

(sleep-wake cycle)?

A. cerebrum B. cerebellum C. medulla D. hypothalamus

Use the following information to answer questions 4 to 6

Lobe A

Lobe C

Lobe D

Lobe B

Question 4

Which of the lobes is responsible for your ability to monitor your body’s position in space in

relation to the desk you are using now as well as the other student’s seated around you?

A. A

B. B

C. C

D. D

Question 5

Which of the lobes enables you to comprehend the language used on this exam paper?

A. A

B. B

C. C

D. D

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Question 6

Which of the lobes enables you to pay attention to the amount of time you have left to

complete this examination?

A. A

B. B

C. C

D. D

Question 7

Which of the following body parts occupy the greatest proportional area of the

somatosensory cortex?

A. back

B. head

C. hands

D. thighs

Question 8

Which of the following brain researchers provided early evidence of neuroplasticity of the

brain?

A. Descartes with the mind-body experiments

B. Gall with phrenology

C. Florens with brain ablation experiments

D. Galen and the encephalocentric experiments

Question 9

Which of the following neuroimaging techniques provides structural information of the brain

via a series of X-ray images that are processed by a computer?

A. fMRI

B. PET

C. MRI

D. CT

Question 10

Which of the following forms of brain research would be considered the most invasive?

A. phrenology

B. brain ablation

C. a CT scan

D. a PET scan

Question 11

In terms of Dualism, Descartes argued that the mind and the body interact through the

A. corpus callosum

B. pituitary gland

C. cerebral cortex

D. pineal gland

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Question 12

Parkinson’s Disease is largely the result of deficiencies of which of the following

neurotransmitters?

A. glutamate

B. noradrenaline

C. dopamine

D. serotonin

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