PSY108 MCQ's

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1. A membrane potential is the difference in electrical charge between:

  • Synapses and cell bodies
  • A neuron's membranes
  • The inside and outside of a cell
  • Nuclei and tracts
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2. The caudate, putamen and globus pallidus are part of the:

  • Thalamus
  • Basal Ganglia
  • Limbic system
  • Diencephelon

3. During an action potential, the change in membrane potential associated with the influx of sodium ions triggers the:

  • Opening of potassium channels
  • Closing of potassium channels
  • Opening of chloride channels
  • Closing of chloride channels

4. Which excitatory neurotransmitter is considered to be the most prevalent in the mammalian CNS?

  • Glycine
  • Acetylcholine
  • Glutamate
  • Dopamine

5. The midbrain is:

  • The mesencephalon and part of the brainstem
  • The mesencephalon
  • Part of the brainstem
  • Part of the mesencephalon

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