20 Fill in the Blank(s)


  1. The brain and spinal cord make up the ________ ________ ________.
  2. TMS involves applying ________ ________ to the brain of a living person to temporarily and safely deactivate a small region.
  3. The ________ ________ is a layer of fatty tissue surrounding the axon of a neuron that acts as insulation and allows faster transmission of the action potential.
  4. The ________ ________ is a system of glands that secrete hormones.
  5. The area of the brain stem that controls heart rate and breathing is called the ________.
  6. The four lobes of the cortex are: ________, ________, ________ and ________.
  7. The pituitary gland is controlled by the ________.
  8. The two divisions of the PNS are the ________ nervous system and the ________ nervous system.
  9. The ________ is primarily responsible for regulating our perceptions of, and reactions to, aggression and fear.
  10. The brain’s ability to change its structure and function in response to experience or damage is called ________.


  1. central nervous system
  2. magnetic pulses
  3. myelin sheath
  4. endocrine system
  5. medulla
  6. frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal
  7. hypothalamus
  8. autonomic, somatic
  9. amygdala
  10. neuroplasticity


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