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What structures are visible from a posterior view of the midbrain and hindbrain?
Medulla oblongata, cerebellum, (pons is not visible), inferior cerebellar peduncle, superior cerebellar peduncle, inferior colliculi, superior colliculi, pineal gland
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What is the medulla oblongata?
Part of the hindbrain, it regulates vital functions such as breathing, swallowing, heart rate and the wake-sleep cycle
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What is the pons?
Part of the hindbrain; a key link between the cerebellum and the cerebrum
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What is the cerebellum?
A structure attached to the hindbrain, important for dexterity and smooth execution of movement
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What are the inferior colliculi?
Midbrain nuclei that form part of the subcortical auditory pathway
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What are the superior colliculi?
Midbrain nuclei that form part of the subcortical pathway for programming fast eye movements
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Where is the substantia nigra?
Part of the midbrain, connected to the basal ganglia. Cell loss is associated with symptoms of Parkinson's disease
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Which vertical section goes down just one hemisphere?
Sagittal (vertical)
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Which vertical section crosses both hemispheres?
Coronal (vertical)
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Which vertical section goes straight between the hemispheres?
Medial (vertical)
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what is another name for horizontal section?
Axial
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What does the cerebral cortex consist of?
two folded sheets of grey matter; one in each hemisphere.
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How thick is the cortex?
3mm
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How many layers in the cortex?
six (neocortex)
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What other cortical regions are there in addition to the neocortex?
Insula and Cingulate gyrus (Mesocortex) and Hippocampus and primary olfactory cortex (Allocortex)
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Dividing line between the frontal and temporal lobes?
Lateral or sylvian fissure
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What is the insula?
Island of cortex buried underneath temporal lobe
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How many Brodmann areas are there?
52
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What is Brodmann 17 known as?
Primary visual cortex
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BA6 known as?
Primary motor cortex
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