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Hormones & The Brain
Read each true/false statement and test your answers by placing your cursor over the question mark.
|A small amount of brain tissue from a person cannot be distinguished from that of a monkey.|
|The human brain produces its own natural opiates that elevate mood and ease pain.|
|The brain accounts for a larger percentage of body weight in humans than in any other species.|
|Electrically stimulating a cat's brain at a certain point can cause the animal to cower in terror in the presence of a small mouse.|
|Both animals and humans seem to have reward centers located in the brain.|
|We ordinarily use only 10 percent of our brains.|
|Some people can write but are unable to read.|
|If a blind person uses one finger to read Braille, the brain area dedicated to that finger expands.|
|Adult humans cannot generate new brain cells.|
|Some people have had the hemispheres of their brains split with no apparent ill effect.|