Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Neuroscience?

Answer each question to the best of your ability. Difficulty level: Hard. Best of luck!

  • Question of

    ___________ disorder is associated with decreased activity in the mirror neuron system.

    • Depression
    • Autism
    • Schizophrenia
    • Narcolepsy
  • Question of

    ____________ is divided into 4 lobes.

    • cerebral hemisphere
    • cerebellum
    • hypothalamus
    • cerebral cortex
  • Question of

    ______________ pairs of brain areas both contain neurons that use acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter.

    • Raphe nucleus and medial septum
    • Dorsolateral pons and locus coeruleus
    • Raphe nucleus and locus coeruleus
    • Dorsolateral pons and medial septum.
  • Question of

    Which of the following neurotransmitter system is also active during REM sleep?

    • Orexin
    • Acetylcholine
    • Serotonin
    • Noradrenalin
  • Question of

    Receptor sites for neurotransmitters are found on the __________of receiving neurons.

    • synaptic vesicles
    • axons
    • dendrites
    • clefts
  • Question of

    When we are afraid, the sympathetic division of the autonomic Nervous system accelerates the heart rate.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The key language centers in the brain are located in the __________?

    • frontal lobe
    • Limbic system
    • Left hemisphere
    • Right hemisphere
  • Question of

    Which of the following characteristics have action potentials?

    • they are an all-or-none response
    • they are triggered any time a neuron is stimulated
    • they are reversible
    • none of the above
  • Question of

    The small fluid-filled gap between neurons, across which neurotransmitters travel, is called

    • synapse
    • axon terminal
    • interneuron
    • synaptic cleft
  • Question of

    the following structure is found in the hindbrain is

    • limbic system
    • hypothalamus
    • pons
    • Cerebrum
  • Question of

    Neurons are;

    • Support and nourish glial cells
    • transmit neural impulses
    • manufacture myelin
    • are one kind of transmitter
  • Question of

    motor neurons are generally known as;

    • afferent neurons
    • glial cells
    • reflex arcs
    • efferent neurons
  • Question of

    The brain weighs about 6 pounds.

    • True
    • False

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