Chapter 3: The Biological and Evolutionary Bases of Behavior

Question 1 of 11

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When Peter and Rosemary Grant studied several species of Darwin's finches, they discovered that major climate changes affected which populations of finches survived. This is an example of

Select one of the following:

  • Heritability.

  • The all-or-none law.

  • Natural selection.

  • Nature versus nurture.

Question 2 of 11

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Sharon is involved in a project in which she observes the behaviors of young children. She is most able to directly observe their

Select one of the following:

  • Genotypes.

  • Phenotypes.

  • Chromosomes.

  • DNA.

Question 3 of 11

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Suppose you carried out a study to assess whether there is a genetic component to "sense of humor." To conclude that genetics play a role, you would want to find that

Select one of the following:

  • DZ twins are more similar in their senses of humor than MZ twins.

  • DZ twins always have better senses of humor than MZ twins.

  • MZ twins always have better senses of humor than DZ twins.

  • MZ twins are more similar in their sense of humor than DZ twins.

Question 4 of 11

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One of the jobs of _________ is to receive stimulation from other neurons.

Select one of the following:

  • Axons

  • Terminal buttons

  • Synapses

  • Dendrites

Question 5 of 11

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After Jonas withdraws money from the bank, he has to wait two minutes before his card will work again. This sounds a lot like the _________ in neural transmission.

Select one of the following:

  • All-or-nothing law

  • Action potential

  • Refractory period

  • Ion channels

Question 6 of 11

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Wilma is creating an illustration of neural transmission. She leaves a small gap between a terminal button on one neuron and the dendrite of the next. She should label that gap the

Select one of the following:

  • Ion channel.

  • Glia.

  • Nodes of Ranvier.

  • Synapse.

Question 7 of 11

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Which techniques allows researchers to create reversible "lesions"?

Select one of the following:

  • fMRI

  • rTMS

  • PET scans

  • EEG

Question 8 of 11

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The _________ nervous system processes incoming neural messages and sends commands to different parts of the body

Select one of the following:

  • Central

  • Autonomic

  • Somatic

  • Peripheral

Question 9 of 11

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After he experienced damage to his _________, H.M. had difficulties acquiring new information.

Select one of the following:

  • Reticular formation

  • Thalamus

  • Hippocampus

  • Broca's area

Question 10 of 11

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As you are chatting with Tajus, you noticed that she is right-handed. You think that it's most likely that her ability to produce speech is controlled by

Select one of the following:

  • Her left hemisphere.

  • Her right hemisphere.

  • Both her left and right hemispheres.

  • Neither the left nor the right hemisphere.

Question 11 of 11

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Brain-imaging techniques reveal that the brain representation of the fingers of the left hand is enhanced for people who play the violin versus nonplayers. This result provides an example of

Select one of the following:

  • Neurogenesis.

  • Heritability.

  • Lateralization.

  • Brain plasticity.

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