Quiz: Central Nervous System part 1

1. The Central Sulcus lies in the ________

a. sagittal plane

b. frontal (coronal) plane

2. Motor regions of the cerebral cortex contain

a. interneurons

b. lower motor neurons

3. Which region of the diencephalon is most directly responsible for maintaining homeostasis?

a. the thalamus

b. the hypothalamus

4. The limbic system is more directly involved in

a. emotional processes and memory

b. maintaining alertness

5. While listening to loud music and drinking a cold drink in an effort to avoid falling asleep while driving, you are hoping to activate which system?

a. reticular activating system

b. hippocampal formation

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6. Which fiber type is located in the structure identified above?

a. association

b. commissural

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7. The functional cortical region identified above allows us to

a. perceive sensory stimuli

b. consciously  control voluntary movements of our skeletal muscles

8. What is the anatomical name of the functional region identified above

a. precentral gyrus

b. premotor cortex

9. In general, multimodal association cortices allow us to

a. give meaning to the information we perceive, store it in memory, tie it to previous experience, decide which actions to take

b. achieve conscious perception of sensory information

10. After entering the first REM cycle, REM sleep reoccurs every _____ minutes

a. 15

b. 90




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