PSY108 MCQ's

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1. A neuron fires when:

  • ts sodium-potassium pumps are stimulated
  • There is an IPSP
  • The degree of depolarisation of the axon hillock exceeds the threshold of activation
  • There is an EPSP
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2. Telencephalon refers to the:

  • Head
  • Cerebral hemisphere
  • Cortex
  • Brain stem

3. Ions pass through the neural membrane via specialised pores called:

  • Ion channels
  • Gap junctions
  • PSP's
  • Connexons

4. 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

5. Cocaine is:

  • A norepinephrine agonist
  • Dopamine agonist, Norepinephrine agonist and blocker of catecholamine reuptake
  • Dopamine agonist
  • Blocker of catecholamine reuptake

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