Anatomy Study Questions Chapter 14

  1. Male brains are typically______ compared to female brains.
  2. What lies between the cerebrum and the brain stem?
  3. The cerebellum and pons develop from the:
  4. As you ascend from the medulla oblongata to the cerebrum, the functions of each successive level become:
    more complex
  5. The thin partition that separates the first and second ventricles is the:
    septum pellucidum
  6. What structure is covered by many blood vessels and adheres tightly to the surface of the brain?
    pia mater
  7. Cerebrospinal fluid:
    is secreted by ependymal cells
  8. Ependymal cells work to:
    • - adjust the composition of CSF
    • - surround the capillaries of the choroid plexus
    • - remove waste products from CSF
    • - secrete CSF into the ventricles
  9. The layer of the meninges that closely follows every gyrus and sulcus is the:
    pia mater
  10. The medulla oblongata regulates:
    blood pressure and respiration
  11. The cardiovascular reflexes are based in the:
    medulla oblongata
  12. Overseeing the postural muscles of the body and making rapid adjustments to maintain balance and equilibrium are functions of the:
  13. The cerebellar hemispheres are separated by a band of cortex called the:
  14. The presence of many large, highly-branched Purkinje cells in a sample of brian tissue indicates that it cam from the:
    cerebella cortex
  15. The medulla oblongata relays auditory information to the:
    inferior colliculi
  16. Nerve fiber bundles on the ventrolateral surface of the mesencephalon are the:
    cerebral penduncies
  17. The reflex movement of the head toward a loud noise is directed by the mesencephalon. Which nuclei accomplish this?
    inferior colliculi
  18. Which structure connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres?
    corpus callosum
  19. What structure secrets the hormone melatonin?
    pineal gland
  20. What are properties of the mamillary bodies?
    • - located in posterior hypothalamus
    • - shaped like little breasts
    • - control reflex eating movements
    • - process olfactory information
  21. What are the functions of the hypothalamus?
    • - secretes oxytocin
    • - produces ADH
    • - regulates body temperature
    • - controls autonomic centers
  22. The anterior nuclei of the thalamus:
    are part of the limbic system
  23. The posterior nuclei of the thalamus include:
    lateral and medial geniculate nuclei
  24. What is the function of the thalamus?
    process sensory information and relay it to the cerebrum
  25. The _____ filters and relays sensory information to the cerebral cortex.
  26. What are properties of the limbic system?
    • - functions in emotions, learning, and memory
    • - located between the border of the cerebrum and diencephalon
    • - contains cerebral and diencephalic components
    • - links conscious functions of the cerebral cortex with unconscious functions of the brain
  27. Divisions of the cerebral hemispheres that are named after the overlying skull bones are:
  28. The regions of the cerebral cortex superior to the lateral sulcus is/are the:
    parietal and frontal lobes
  29. The surface of the postcentral gyrus contains the _____ cortex.
    primary sensory
  30. Difficulties in estimating temporal relationships between events may stem from damage to:
    the prefrontal cortex
  31. Gustatory information reaches the brain by way of:
    cranial nerve IX
  32. The cranial nerve that innervate the eye muscles are:
    III, IV, and VI
  33. Which sensations does the vestibulocochlear nerve carry?
    hearing and equilibrium
  34. At the optic chiasm:
    axons from the nasal halves of each retina cross
  35. The tympanic reflex:
    restricts the movement of auditory ossicles
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Anatomy Study Questions Chapter 14