She "lobes" me, she "lobes" me not
Neurotransmitters
Oliver Sachs
Name that disorder
Brain fun (Just kidding, there's nothing about the brain that is fun.)

100

The lobe that contains Broca's area.
What is the frontal lobe?

100

Prozac, and other SSRIs, act as agonists for this neurotransmitter.
What is serotonin?

100

Caused by damage to the somatosensory cortex, this disorder results in feeling pain or discomfort in missing limbs.
What is phantom limb syndrome?

100

Under-activity of the frontal lobe can cause this 4-letter disorder.
What is ADHD?

100

The "f" in fMRI stands for this.
functional

200

The main area of the brain responsible for visual processing.
What is the occipital lobe.

200

Eric Clapton knew that this drug primarily acts as a dopamine agonist.
What is cocaine?

200

Damage to the occipital lobes, but not the eyes, can produce this phenomenon, in which patients cannot see, but can avoid obstacles in their way.
What is blindsight?

200

Dysregulation of dopamine and serotonin are probably responsible for this psychotic disorder.
What is schizophrenia?

200

The fluid-filled extensions of the spinal cord; people with schizophrenia often show enlargement of them.
What are ventricles?

300

Damage to this lobe changed Phineas Gage's personality, and probably gave him a headache.
What is the frontal lobe?

300

Valium, alcohol, and other sedatives increase this inhibitory neurotransmitter and make for a terrific weekend!
What is GABA.

300

Damage to this lobe produces Kluver-Bucy syndrome - characterized by wild hypersexuality.
What is the parietal lobe?

300

This brain region likely plays a role in PTSD, given its importance in emotional expression and the fight-or-flight response.
What is the amygdala?

300

This, the oldest brain area, controls most autonomic functions like breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. Without it, you're dead.
What is the brain stem?

400

The lobe that contains the somatosensory cortex.
What is the parietal lobe?

400

This drug acts as an acetylcholine antagonist - it paralyzes muscle cells and can make you look years younger!
What is is botox?

400

Sach's book, "The man who mistook his wife for a hat," describes a person with agnosia, caused by damage to this lobe.
What is the temporal lobe?

400

I hope that you can remember which brain region plays a role in Alzheimer's Dementia and helps convert short-term memories to long-term memories.
What is the hippocampus?

400

Most 13-year-old boys act like they have damage to this brain region which is responsible for balance, gracefulness, and coordination.
What is the cerebellum?

500

If Wernicke's patient could speak clearly, he would tell you that Wernicke's area is located in this lobe.
What is the temporal lobe?

500

Destruction of dopamine receptors in the substantia nigra results in this disorder, shared by Muhammad Ali and Pope John Paul II.
What is Parkison's Disease?

500

Damage to this brain region can cause synesthesia - the blending of the senses. You can "see" sounds and "hear"colors.
What is the thalamus?

500

Dysregulation (especially over-activity) in the cingulate may be responsible for this disorder. If you can't remember, you can wash your hands of the whole thing.
What is OCD?

500

Nearly all anxiety disorders involve these three brain regions, part of the HPA axis?
What is the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal?