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effects of misinformation from external sources that leads to the creation of false memories

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(plural: sulci) depressions or grooves in the cerebral cortex

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aspect of the personality that serves as one’s moral compass, or conscience

suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)
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area of the hypothalamus in which the body’s biological clock is located

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list of questions to be answered by research participants—given as paper-and-pencil questionnaires, administered electronically, or conducted verbally—allowing researchers to collect data from a large number of people

sympathetic nervous system
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involved in stress-related activities and functions

synaptic cleft
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small gap between two neurons where communication occurs

synaptic vesicle
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manner by which words are organized into sentences