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The Brain The Nervous System Teen Brain Addiction Miscellaneous
100
Who are Phineas Gage and H.M.?
These men both experienced severe traumatic brain injury, but were able to recover in unique ways.
100
What are neurons?
These are the basic building blocks of the nervous system.
100
What is sleep?
All humans need it, but teens need 7-9 solid hours.
100
What are MRIs and PET scans?
These technological tools help researchers examine the brains of addicts.
100
What is a right-brain?
In this type of brain, a person likes things to be logical and orderly.
200
What is the frontal lobe?
You most advanced cognitive thinking happens in this region of the brain.
200
What are dendrites?
These are the "fingers" of the neuron.
200
What is adolescence?
Other than infancy, this is the stage of life where most neural development occurs.
200
What is serotonin?
This neurotransmitter is most responsible for making people happy.
200
What is the central nervous system (CNS)?
This part of the nervous system includes the brain and the spinal cord.
300
What is the cerebellum?
This part of the brain controls voluntary movements and balance.
300
What is the synapse or the synaptic cleft?
This is the fluid-filled gap between neurons.
300
What is addiction/addictive behavior?
Teens are at a much greater risk for this type of behavior.
300
What is dopamine?
Serious drug abuse can lead to the overproduction of this neurotransmitter.
300
What are motor nerves?
This types of nerves carry information from your brain to their final destination.
400
What is the thalamus?
This is the "sensory switchboard" of the brain.
400
What is the soma?
This is the cell body of the neuron, and is responsible for keeping it healthy.
400
What are risk-taking activities?
Skydiving is just one of the many types of these activities that teens like to engage in.
400
What is dependence?
When an individual can no longer physiologically function with a certain drug/substance, they are experiencing this.
400
What is the corpus callosum?
This part of the brain connects the two brain hemispheres, allowing them to communicate.
500
What is the amygdala?
The primary purpose of this part of the brain is to control you emotional responses, like fear and anger.
500
What is the all-or-none principle?
This principle states that when a neuron fires it always fires with the same intensity.
500
What is the frontal lobe?
This part of the brain is in a complex, chaotic state during adolescence.
500
What are vaccines?
The article "What Addicts Need" suggests that these are the 'ultimate weapons against addiction.'
500
What is the reticular activating system (RAS)?
Arousal and wakefulness are impossible without this part of the brain.




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