PSYC 565 Quiz Skill & Working Memory

PSYC 565 Quiz: Skill & Working Memory and Emotional Influences

Covers the Textbook material from Modules 5 – 6: Weeks 5 – 6.

  1. Which statement is TRUE regarding one series of experiments on college students when comparing college students who played high-action video games to those that did not play video games?
  2. Which activity is the BEST example of implicit learning?
  3. Which disorder involves a reduction in the number of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta that control activity in the basal ganglia?
  4. An electromechanical device that can help people recover lost abilities to learn and perform perceptual-motor skills is called:
  5. Which activity is the BEST example of the cognitive stage of skill learning?
  6. Research on using massed and spaced practice to train postal workers to use a letter-sorting machine showed that:
  7. The results of studies on twins’ performance on the rotary pursuit task suggest that practice:
  8. Brain-imaging research on people learning to use patterns on cards to predict weather outcomes has shown that activity _____ in the basal ganglia, and people _____ improve on the task.
  9. When rats with damage to the basal ganglia are put in a water maze, and the platform is moved to a new location, the rats swim:
  10. Implicit learning:
  11. Neuroimaging studies of experts suggest that one should see increased cortical activation in brain areas associated with a:
  12. Which treatment is used to alleviate tremors and other motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease?
  13. Which psychiatric problem is one of the MOST commonly diagnosed in children?
  14. George Sperling’s (1960) experiments on visual sensory memory demonstrated that:
  15. Which part of the prefrontal cortex seems to be particularly involved in working memory functions?
  16. The area of the brain that is active during rehearsal is the:
  17. Which task is used to study task shifting in working memory?
  18. State-based models of memory are known as _____ models of memory.
  19. Disruption of performance on domain-specific motor learning tasks is seen with damage to the _____ regions of the frontal lobes.
  20. Cats and many other mammals get through life with a frontal lobe that occupies less than _____ of their cerebral cortex.
  21. Patients with damage to the _____ side of the frontal lobe are MOST likely to show specialized deficits in _____ tasks.
  22. How many independent short-term memory buffers are included in Baddeley’s working-memory model?
  23. Vivian is trying to balance her checkbook while at the same time helping her son with his homework. She works on her checkbook when she can, while also watching for signals that her son has finished a particular assignment; then she can stop working on her checkbook for a moment and help her son. The task Vivian’s central executive is MOST concerned with in this example is:
  24. Which working-memory process occurs in the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex?
  25. Epinephrine:
  26. The classical-conditioning explanation for PTSD suggests that patients with PTSD:
  27. Studies using MRI and twins have suggested that:
  28. Whenever a child has a tantrum, his mother has learned to put the child in his bedroom and close the door in order to get away from his yelling and screaming. This is an example of:
  29. The psychological syndrome that can develop after a person is exposed to a horrific event is called:
  30. As a child, Olivia had a nightmare about cows and she now feels fearful upon seeing cows as an adult. One explanation for her fear is that:
  31. Which part of the amygdala is primarily responsible for the increase in heart rate and blood pressure that is experienced when a person feels fear?
  32. The chief glucocorticoid in humans is:
  33. Which statement has been suggested as a mechanism by which the hippocampus affects fear learning in the amygdala?
  34. There is a type of therapy that allows veterans to navigate through a simulated virtual-reality version of the region where they had their most stressful combat-related experiences, undergoing repeated exposure to the fear-evoking stimuli within the safe context of a therapist’s office. Under these conditions, some individuals experience gradual reduction of PTSD symptoms. This therapy is referred to as:
  35. The _____ is a tiny measurable change in the electrical conductivity of human skin that occurs when people feel arousal.
  36. Jumping and screaming in response to an unidentified loud noise are controlled by the _____ path from the thalamus to the amygdala; being able to calm yourself down once you realize it was only your cat is controlled by the _____ path.
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