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Brain Organization and Function - The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development Quiz


 

1. There is only one medically recognized method for organizing the brain.
The Correct Answer: False
Comment: Remember how complex the brain is? You will now recall that there are many different perspectives around which to organize models of the brain.


2. The brain consists of homogenous neuronal tissue.
The Correct Answer: False
Comment: The brain has a complex and hierarchical organization and is anything but homogenous.


3. The Triune Brain model recognizes the lower, less complex areas of the brain as similar in structure and function to the reptilian brain.
The Correct Answer: True
Comment: That's why Paul MacLean uses the term R-complex (think R, as in reptile.)


4. The brain has a hierarchical organization, from top to bottom, becoming more complex in the lowest regions of the brain.
The Correct Answer: False
Comment: Exactly the opposite is true; the brain has a hierarchical organization, from bottom to top, becoming more complex in the highest regions of the brain.


5. Different brain areas and systems mediate different functions.
The Correct Answer: True
Comment: Different brain areas and systems do mediate different functions. (That's what this lesson is primarily about.)


6. There are three cerebral lobes: the frontal, parietal, and temporal lobes.
The Correct Answer: False
Comment: There are four cerebral lobes: the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes. Don't forget that last lobe, critical to the vision that you are using to view this Web page.


7. Various functions, such as hearing, vision, speech, and executive function, are all associated with the cerebral lobes.
The Correct Answer: True
Comment: Various functions, such as hearing, vision, speech, and executive function, are all associated with the cerebral lobes.


8. The temporal lobe is involved in complex aspects of learning and memory recall.
The Correct Answer: True
Comment: The temporal lobe is involved in complex aspects of learning and memory recall.


9. The thalamus, located in the diencephalons, is of great importance in both sensory and motor systems.
The Correct Answer: True
Comment: The thalamus, located in the diencephalon, is of great importance in both sensory and motor systems.


10. The brainstem is the "lowest" part of the brain and is divided into the midbrain, the pons, and the medulla.
The Correct Answer: True
Comment: The brainstem is the "lowest" part of the brain and is divided into the midbrain, the pons, and the medulla.


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