Central nervous system

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Human Anatomy
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Which letter indicates the primary visual cortex, which receives information from neurons in
the retina of the eye?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

E

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Which letter indicates Broca's area, which controls the motor movements necessary for
speaking?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

A

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Which letter indicates Wernicke's area, which is important for understanding spoken words?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

D

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Which letter indicates an area that is characterized by huge neurons known as pyramidal cells?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

B

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Which letter indicates the primary somatosensory cortex?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

C

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Which letter indicates the corpora quadrigemina, meaning "four bodies?"
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

D

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Which letter indicates the medulla, the functional neural connection between the pons and the
spinal cord?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

E

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Which letter indicates the region of the brain that has the greatest surface area due to the
numerous surface convolutions?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

A

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Which letter indicates a choroid plexus, which produces cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)in all four
ventricles of the brain?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

C

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Which letter indicates the corpus callosum, which is an area of white matter where axons
from one cerebral hemisphere cross the midline to the opposite hemisphere?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E

B

11

The ________ can be thought of as the "gateway" to the cerebral cortex.

thalamus

12

Long-term storage of memories involves the ________ of the limbic system.

hippocampal formation (hippocampus)

13

The massive development of the ________ distinguishes the human brain from many other
vertebrate species.

cerebrum

14

There are three types of white matter in the cerebrum. These include the association fibers,
projection fibers, and ________.

commisural fibers

15

This is a term for neural pathways crossing from one side of the CNS to the other.

decussation

16

The white matter on both sides of the spinal cord is divided into three white columns, also
known as ________.

funiculi

17

This ascending pathway of the spinal cord carries neural impulses generated from sensory
receptors sensitive to fine touch, pressure, and some parts of proprioception.

dorsal column pathway

18

What is another term for the descending pyramidal tracts that relay motor impulses from the
brain and down the spinal cord?

corticospinal tracts

19

The internal white matter of the cerebellum is called the ________, or "tree of life."

arbor vitae

20

The pineal gland secretes the hormone ________, which signals the body to prepare for sleep.

melatonin