Ch. 14

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  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. The layer of the meninges that closely follows every gyrus and sulcus is the
    pia mater
  9. The medulla oblongata regulates
    blood pressure and respiration
  10. The cardiovascular reflexes are based in the
    medulla oblongata
  11. Overseeing the postural muscles of the body and making rapid adjustments to maintainbalance and equilibrium are functions of the
  12. The cerebellar hemispheres are separated by a band of cortex called the
  13. The presence of many large, highly-branched Purkinje cells in a sample of brain tissue indicates that it came from the
    cerebellar cortex
  14. The medulla oblongata relays auditory information to the
    inferior colliculi
  15. Nerve fiber bundles on the ventrolateral surface of the mesencephalon are the
    cerebral peduncles
  16. The reflex movement of the head toward a loud noise is directed by the mesencephalon. Which nuclei accomplish this?
    inferior colliculi
  17. Which structure connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres?
    corpus callosum
  18. What structure secretes the hormone melatonin?
    pineal gland
  19. Which of the following structures is part of the limbic system?
  20. The anterior nuclei of the thalamus
    are part of the limbic system
  21. The posterior nuclei of the thalamus include the
    lateral and medial geniculate nuclei
  22. Which of the following is a function of the thalamus?
    process sensory information and relay it to the cerebrum
  23. The ________ filters and relays sensory information to cerebral cortex.
  24. Terry suffers from dissociation of memories from their emotional content as the result of an automobile accident. What system of the brain is probably damaged?
    the limbic system
  25. Which of the following cranial nerves is classified as mixed nerve?
    vagus nerve (X)
  26. Which of the following cranial nerves relays information regarding hearing, motion and balance?
    vestibulocochlear nerve (VIII)
  27. Which of the following cranial nerves innervates the tongue musculature?
    hypoglossal nerve (XII)
  28. Divisions of the cerebral hemispheres that are named after the overlying skull bones are
  29. The regions of the cerebral cortex superior to the lateral sulcus are the
    parietal and frontal lobes
  30. The surface of the postcentral gyrus contains the ________ cortex
    primary sensory
  31. Difficulties in estimating temporal relationships between events may stem from damage to
    the prefrontal cortex
  32. Jane suffers from chronic seizures and in order to control the problem undergoes surgery in which the fibers of the corpus callosum are cut. As a result of this surgery she would likely be unable to
    verbally identify an object placed in her left hand
  33. Gustatory information reaches the brain by way of
    cranial nerve IX
  34. Which sensations does the vestibulocochlear nerve carry?
    hearing and equilibrium
  35. At the optic chiasm
    axons from the nasal halves of each retina cross
  36. The tympanic reflex
    restricts the movement of auditory ossicles
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Ch. 14
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