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Communication and Defense - The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development Quiz


1. True or False: Human communication, through the recent advent of language, is a relatively new phenomenon to which our brains have adjusted quickly.

2. True or False: Although maltreated and traumatized children may suffer from terror, chaos, and threat, as long as they don't sustain a serious head injury, their brains are not chronically affected.

3. True or False: The Reticular Activating System (RAS) plays a major role in arousal, anxiety, and the modulation of limbic and cortical processing.

4. True or False: The hippocampus is the place where fear learned from past experiences is permanently stored.

5. True or False: New faces are judged to be safe unless a direct threat is presented.

6. True or False: The locus coeruleus (LC) is a critical brain stem nuclei involved in initiating, maintaining, and mobilizing the total body response to threat.

7. True or False: The quality and intensity of any emotion, including anxiety, is dependent upon objective interpretation or cognitive appraisal of the given situation.

8. True or False: The monoamine neurotransmitters (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonergic) have disproportionate "power" to regulate human behavior, emotional functioning, and cognition.

9. True or False: Nonhuman primates, with their high intelligence and lack of formal language, have a much more extensive repertoire of facial expressions for use in communication than do humans.

10. True or False: The hippocampus takes short-term memory and converts it into long-term memory.

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