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Multiple choice questions

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This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
Lashley believed that the memory trace (engram) for maze learning was stored in the:

 
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Question 2.
In classical conditioning, salivation is initially the ______ and the stimulus that comes to elicit salivation (e.g. buzzer) is the ______.

 
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Question 3.
According to George Hebb, the likeliest site where the neural changes underlying learning and memory first takes place:

 
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Question 4.
By rearing rats in enriched environments, Mark Rosenzweig found increased levels of what chemical in the brain?

 
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Question 5.
Eric Kandel and his colleagues have shown that in Aplysia, the habituation of the gill-withdrawal reflex is due to:

 
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Question 6.
H.M.s bilateral removal of the medial temporal lobes included the:

 
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Question 7.
Which of the following descriptions best characterises HM's memory?

 
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Question 8.
According to Cohen and Squire (1980), HM has ______ memory but not ______ memory.

 
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Question 9.
Amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are a feature of what neurodegenerative disease?

 
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Question 10.
Korsakoff's disease is an example of ______ amnesia.

 
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Question 11.
The brain structures that have been most implicated in Korsakoff's disease are:

 
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Question 12.
Which of the following structures is not usually considered to be part of the Papez circuit?

 
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Question 13.
David Olton's work has shown that hippocampal lesioned rats are impaired on tasks involving:

 
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Question 14.
According to O'Keefe and Nadel (1978), the role of the hippocampus is to provide the animal with:

 
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Question 15.
Richard Morris, who examined spatial memory in hippocampal lesioned rats by using a water maze, found that they:

 
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Question 16.
Eleanor Maguire and her colleagues have shown that experienced London taxi cab drivers have:

 
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Question 17.
Mishkin has demonstrated severe memory deficits in the delayed non-matching sample to task in monkeys with lesions of the ______.

 
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Question 18.
Which of the following areas is not in the medial temporal lobe and close to the hippocampus?

 
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Question 19.
What percentage of people over the age of 80 years are estimated to suffer from Alzheimer's disease?

 
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Question 20.
David Snowdon and his colleagues have followed the progression of Alzheimer's disease and mental decline in a group of over 600:

 
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