Quick Quiz: Limbic System

Review your lecture notes and the Disorders section of the outline to answer the following questions:


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1. Name the region of the brain that is associated with executive function.
2. Blushing and increased heart rate are examples of emotional expression that are most directly controlled by the _________.
3.  Name the limbic system region that is directly adjacent to the corpus callosum. 
4.  Name the nucleus in the medial temporal lobe that plays a central role in emotional processing.
5. Name the midbrain nucleus that is activated in response to rewarding stimuli.  Cells in this nucleus release the neurotransmitter dopamine.
6. Give the name for the tract (bundle of axons) that extends from the midbrain nucleus described above to the basal ganglia and prefrontal cortex.
7. Antipsychotic drugs (used to treat schizophrenia) are usually antagonists for a particular subtype of __________ receptor. [acetylcholine; GABA; dopamine; glutamate]
8. Name the disorder for which lithium is used as a treatment.


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