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5 Matching questions

  1. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
  2. Hypothalamus
  3. White Matter
  4. Pia Mater
  5. Thalamus
  1. a The delicate, innermost meninx
  2. b the diencephalic structure that sits just below the anterior portion of the thalamus; it plays a role in motivated behaviors, in part by controlling the pituitary gland
  3. c Portions of the nervous system that are white because they are composed largely of myelinated axons
  4. d The large two-lobed diencephalic structure that constitutes the anterior end of the brain stem; may of its nuclei are sensory relay nuclei that project to the cortex
  5. e The colorless fluid that fills the subarchanoid space, the central canal, and the cerebral ventricles

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The space beneath the arachnoid membrane, which contains many large blood vessels and cerebrospinal fluid
  2. The two ventral arms of the spinal gray matter
  3. The three protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord
  4. Neurons with short axons or no axons at all, whose function is to integrate neural activity within a single brain structure
  5. A neural stain that has an affinity for structures in neuron cell bodies

5 True/False questions

  1. Central CanalThe small CSF-filled channel that runs the length of the spinal cord


  2. Glial CellsSeveral classes of nonneural cells of the nervous system, whose important contributions to nervous system function are just starting to be understood


  3. Unipolar NeuronA neuron with one process extending from its cell body


  4. Horizontal SectionsAny slices of brain tissue cut in a plan that is parallel to the the top of the brain.


  5. VentralToward the chest surface of a vertebrate or toward the bottom of the head