Chronic Cigarette Smoking and Brain Alterations Post-Test

Please complete the following questions. You must score at least an 80% or higher to pass the test. You have unlimited attempts to complete the test.

1. Neural imaging has provided insight into the alterations in brain function and structure with drug abuse in general, and _______ in particular.
2. Studies have demonstrated nicotine to enhance activity in the ______ and _______ regions of the brain.
3. Chronic smokers exhibit poor global cognition in the area of ____________ compared to nonsmokers.
4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has indicated a decrease in _____ integrity in smokers.
5. One perspective regarding chronic smoking is that repeated impact of nicotine exposure culminates in ___________ that may manifest as perturbations in gray matter.
6. The primary research study of the text found that gray matter decreased in smokers in all the areas EXCEPT
7. According to the text, there is the potential of recovery with smoking cessation as evidence by the relationship between the number of years since the last cigarette and cortical thickness.
8. According to the text, smokers tend to report elevated negative mood and a/an _______.
9. Neuroimaging studies have indicated smoking related volumetric increases in the ________.
10. The article study highlights the use of neuroimaging to ____________________ the neurobiological factors of cigarette smoking.