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unit 2 RAT
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The nerve fiber that transmits information from the neuron is the
Motor neurons are also called
This type of neuron is most frequently found in the nervous system.
The forebrain consists of the
cerebrum and diencephalon
The __________ cortex is the location of the transition between the perception of sensory information and the resulting action
This area of the cerebral cortex is primarily responsible for organizing movements before they are initiated.
Parkinson's disease is the result of a dysfunction of this area of the brain.
The copy of neural signals about an intended movement sent by the motor cortex to the cerebellum is known as the:
This part of the brain is not a part of the brainstem that is significantly involved in motor control?
The pyramidal and extrapyramidal tracts are two of which of the following types of tracts of the spinal cord?
A motor unit consists of
the alpha motor neuron and all the muscle fibers it innervates.
Carson and Kelso demonstrated that to fully understand the neural correlates of motor control, in addition to identifying brain region and muscle innervation characteristics, we need to know:
Action goals of the movements
The ______ are extensions from the neuron's cell body that are primarily responsible for receiving information from other neurons.
Which of the following is not on of the primary lobes of the cerebral cortex?
Which area of the cortex is immediately anterior to the central sulcus?
primary motor cortex
The areas which likely provide for the transition between perception and action are:
The pre-motor area is located __________ to the primary motor area
The neurological disease that is associated with a loss of dopamine production in the substantia nigra region is:
The gray matter of the spinal cord consists of:
The crossing of nerve fibers from one hemisphere of the brain to the opposite side of the body is called:
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