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Cognition, Emotion, and Language

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

A. Disinhibition

B. Dysregulation

C. Perseveration

D. Prioritization

C. Perseveration

Frontal dysexecutive syndrome is associated with damage to:

A. Anterior cingulate cortex

B. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

C. Orbitofrontal cortex

D. Premotor cortex

B. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

What brain region is critical to working memory?

A. Anterior cingulate

B. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

C. Orbitofrontal cortex

D. Ventromedial cortex

B. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

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

A. Declarative memory

B. Episodic memory

C. Implicit memory

D. Semantic memory

C. Implicit memory

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

A. Consolidation

B. Encoding

C. Retrieval

D. Priming

A. Consolidation

Anterograde amnesia is associated with damage to what anatomical area?

A. Amygdala

B. Hippocampus

C. Prefrontal cortex

D. Thalamus

B. Hippocampus

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

A. Long-term depression

B. Long-term excitation

C. Long-term potentiation

D. Priming

C. Long-term potentiation

The amygdala is most strongly linked to what emotion?

A. Disgust

B. Fear

C. Happiness

D. Sadness

B. Fear

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