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An organ that secretes steroid hormones in response to stress. (HINT: it's not part of the nervous system)
What is the adrenal cortex?

100

A sensory or motor nerve that carries info to/from the head and neck region. There are 12.
What is the cranial nerves?

100

The ability to learn and consciously remember everyday facts.
What is declarative memory?

100

A disorder characterized by repeated seizures caused by abnormal excitation of large groups of neurons in various brain regions.
What is epilepsy?

200

An endocrine organ that secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine when the sympathetic nervous system is activated.
What is the adrenal medulla?

200

This disorder is characterized by periods of deep depression and manic highs.
What is bipolar disorder?

200

a cycle of behavior or physiological change lasting approximately 24 hours.
What is a circadian rhythm?

200

Genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome 21. Symptoms include moderate mental and physical impairment including low muscle tone, digestive obstruction, and heart problems.
What is Down Syndrome

200

EEG stands for this....
What is electroencephalography?

300

A drug or molecule that blocks receptors
What is an antagonist?

300

The major route by which the forebrain sends info to and receives info from the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. It controls respiration and regulation of heartbeat.
What is the brain stem?

300

A primary receptor cell for vision located in the retina. It is sensitive to color and used mostly for daytime vision.
What is a cone cell?

300

A neurotransmitter in the brain involved in movement (lack of = Parkinsons), emotion and learning (lack of implicated in schizophrenia) and regulation of the endocrine system (hormones).
What is dopamine?

300

Neurotransmitters produced in the brain that generate cellular and behavioral effects like that of morphine. Associated with "feeling good"...like a runner's high.
What are endorphins?

400

Programmed cell death. This serves a special role in the development of the nervous system.
What is apoptosis?

400

Brain region located in the frontal lobe of the left hemisphere that is important for the production of speech
What is Broca's area?

400

The process or processes by which an organism gain knowledge or becomes aware of events or objects in its environment and uses that knowledge for comprehension and problem solving.
What is cognition?

400

Loss of control over drug intake or compulsive seeking and taking of drugs, despite adverse consequences.
What is a drug addict?

400

Lipid derived messengers sometimes referred to as the brains marijuana. These messengers control the release of neurotransmitters usually by inhibiting them. They play a role in the control of behaviors.
What are endocannabinoids?

500

A condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and lack of impulse control.
What is ADHD?

500

This structure is found deep in the brain and it plays a role in initiating movement. It is made up of the caudate nucleus, putamen, globus pallidus and substantial nigra.
What is the basal ganglia?

500

A snail-shaped, fluid-filled organ of the inner ear responsible for converting sound into electrical potentials to produce auditory sensation.
What is the cochlea?

500

A psychiatric disorder characterized by sadness, hopelessness, pessimism and loss of interest in life or wellbeing.
What is depression?

500

A technology used to record electrical activity of the human brain in response to a variety of stimuli. Also used to measure "brain waves" during sleep.
What is an EEG?