Myers Study Guide, Unit III.B: Studying the Brain [AP Psych]

Researchers sometimes study brain function by producing …(plural term) or by selectively destroying brain cells
lesions
Researchers sometimes study brain function by producing lesions or by selectively destroying …(plural term)
brain cells
Today’s neuroscientists can …(action verb) various parts of the brain and note the effect
stimulate
The …(term) is an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain’s surface
EEG (electroencephalogram)
The EEG (electroencephalogram) is an amplified recording of the waves of …(adjective) activity that sweep across the brain’s surface
electrical
The technique in which X-ray photographs are combined to form a composite representation of a slice through the body is called the …(two-word term)
CT (computed tomography) scan
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The technique in which …(describer noun) photographs are combined to form a composite representation of a slice through the body is called the CT scan
X-ray
The technique depicting the level of activity of brain areas by measuring the brain’s consumption of glucose is called the …(two-word term)
PET (positron emission tomography) scan
The technique depicting the level of activity of brain areas by measuring the brain’s consumption of …(substance) is called the PET scan
glucose
A technique that produces clearer images of the brain (and other body parts) by using magnetic fields and radio waves is known as …(term)
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
A technique that produces clearer images of the brain (and other body parts) by using …(adjective) fields and radio waves is known as MRI
magnetic
…(term) is a technique for revealing blood flow and, therefore, brain activity, by comparing successive MRI scans
fMRI (functional MRI)
fMRI is a technique for revealing …(two-word measurement) and, therefore, brain activity, by comparing successive MRI scans
blood flow