GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Cognitive Neuroscience

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Example Question #1 : Cognitive Neuroscience

Which of the following tests is a non-invasive procedure that uses computerized scanning to create images of blood flow in the brain?

Possible Answers:

rCBF

None of these

PET

CAT

MRI

Correct answer:

rCBF

Explanation:

The rCBF refers to the regional cerebral blood flow, a noninvasive procedure that detects broad patterns of neural activity based on increased flow to different brain areas. CAT scans, PET scans, and MRIs are all computerized scanning techniques but not specialized to test blood flow in the brain.

Example Question #2 : Cognitive Neuroscience

Which of the following processes is most likely to be impacted by damage to the hippocampus?

Possible Answers:

Hearing

Memory

Taste

Decision-making

Correct answer:

Memory

Explanation:

The hippocampus—located in the brain's temporal lobe—is the center for making, storing, and retrieving memories. Damage to this particular area is likely to result in difficulty with one or all of these memory-related processes.

Example Question #3 : Cognitive Neuroscience

Which of the following are the chemical messengers released into the spatial junctions between neurons?

Possible Answers:

Hormones

Genes

Neurotransmitters

Synapses

Interneurons

Correct answer:

Neurotransmitters

Explanation:

Acetylcholine or aka ACH is the neurotransmitter that is released from the axon terminal to through the neuromuscular junction across the synaptic cleft.

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