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Plasticity, Memory, and Cortical Modulation in the Brain - The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development Quiz


1. True or False: The capacity to moderate frustration, impulsivity, aggression, and violent behavior is age-related.

2. True or False: When the brain is called plastic, this is a reference to the gelatinous texture of the cerebral cortex.

3. True or False: The brain's level of plasticity is consistent throughout the entire organ.

4. True or False: The most plastic regions of the brain are also the most complex.

5. True or False: The traumatized child frequently develops high levels of social and emotional functioning as a coping mechanism in response to his or her experiences.

6. True or False: Children in a state of fear retrieve information from the world differently than children who feel calm.

7. True or False: Once children have been removed from their threatening environment, they will "re-set" their baseline state of arousal to lower levels of alarm.

8. True or False: Classroom teaching will always be an effective method of teaching as long as a child has not been exposed to traumatic stressors.

9. True or False: As the brain grows and organizes from the "inside-out" and the "bottom-up," the higher, more complex areas begin to control and modulate the more reactive, primitive functioning of the lower parts of the brain.

10. True or False: The degree of brain plasticity is directly related to only one factor -- the particular area or system of the brain.

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