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Biopsychology - Neuroplasticity and Functional Recovery Quiz


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Sperry has been criticised for having a small sample size, how many participants did he have?

A. 8

B. 11

C. 3

D. 17


______ involves new axons growing and connecting with neurons in undamaged areas of the brain therefore creating new neuronal pathways

A. Neural reorganisation

B. Neural regeneration


What is the Broca’s area responsible for?

A. Speech comphrension

B. Visuo-spatial tasks

C. Motor coordination

D. Speech production


Split brain patients had undergone surgery, a commissurotomy involves cutting what part of the brain?

A. The cerebellum

B. The corpus collosum

C. The cortex

D. The cerebral cortex


___________ involves functions of damaged areas of the brain transferring to undamaged areas of the brain.

A. Neural reorganisation

B. Neural regeneration


Which hemisphere is responsible for language functions?

A. Left

B. Right


___________ involves functions of damaged areas of the brain transferring to undamaged areas of the brain.

A. Neural reorganisation

B. Neural regeneration


Draganski et al. (2004) measured differences in brain structures between two groups of participants whereby one group was asked to do what?

A. Juggle

B. Lift weights

C. Complete crossword puzzles


Evidence suggests that a person’s what may influence how well the brain adapts after injury?

A. Blood type

B. Fitness

C. Hydration

D. Education


Which brain region was damaged as a result of Phineas Gage’s work accident?

A. Accidental lobe

B. Frontal lobe

C. Occipital lobe

D. Temporal lobe


Which hemisphere is responsible for spatial awareness?

A. Left

B. Right


What is the Wernicke’s area responsible for?

A. Speech production

B. Motor coordination

C. Visuo-spatial tasks

D. Speech comprehension


Which brain region processes input from sensory receptors in the body that are sensitive to touch?

A. Auditory centres

B. Somatosensory cortex

C. Motor cortex

D. Wernicke’s area


Neurogenesis refers to the repair of existing neurons that have been damaged.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE




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