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Cognition, Emotion, and Language

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Failure to switch attention from one cue to another in a task switching paradigm is known as:

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A. Disinhibition

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B. Dysregulation

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C. Perseveration

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D. Prioritization

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C. Perseveration

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Frontal dysexecutive syndrome is associated with damage to:

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A. Anterior cingulate cortex

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B. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

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C. Orbitofrontal cortex

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D. Premotor cortex

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B. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

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What brain region is critical to working memory?

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A. Anterior cingulate

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B. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

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C. Orbitofrontal cortex

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D. Ventromedial cortex

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B. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

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Our ability to remember a skill, like how to hit a baseball, is referred to as:

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A. Declarative memory

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B. Episodic memory

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C. Implicit memory

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D. Semantic memory

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C. Implicit memory

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Permanent changes in synaptic activity, in association with memory creation, are associated with what process?

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A. Consolidation

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B. Encoding

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C. Retrieval

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D. Priming

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A. Consolidation

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Anterograde amnesia is associated with damage to what anatomical area?

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A. Amygdala

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B. Hippocampus

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C. Prefrontal cortex

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D. Thalamus

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B. Hippocampus

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Increased responsiveness of a synapse to a given stimulus, associated with memory, is known as:

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A. Long-term depression

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B. Long-term excitation

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C. Long-term potentiation

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D. Priming

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C. Long-term potentiation

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The amygdala is most strongly linked to what emotion?

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A. Disgust

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B. Fear

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C. Happiness

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D. Sadness

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B. Fear

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