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The _______ has roles in language, abstract thinking, adaptation to environment...

Cerebral cortex

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_____ makes up most of cortex, 95% total cortex in humans.

Neocortex (6 layers)

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The 6 layers (not including the neocortex) of the the cortex are divided into 2 groups, what are they?

Paleocortex = base of brain. 3 layers
Archicortex = most of hippocampus. 3 layers

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What is the most prevalent type of neuron?

The pyramidal cell

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Describe Pyramidal cells...

Have long axons to other cortical area and subcortical sites
- excitatory (glutamate) synapses
- Have dendritic spines

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Where is the preferential site of excitatory synapses?

Dendritic spines
* some Forms of intellectual disability may be associated with poor spine development (Autism, Fragile X syndrome)

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What is a non pyramidal cell?

All cortical neuron that are not pyramidal cells....No kidding.
- diverse
- tend to have short axons that remain in cortex.
- most make inhibitory (GABA) synapses

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What are the 6 layers of the Neocortex from top to bottom?

1. molecular layer
2. External granular layer
3. Internal granular layer
4. External pyramidal layer
5. Internal pyramidal layer
6. Multiform layer.

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_____ cortex has fewer projections.

Granular

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Areas that send off long axons would have more of what type of cells?

Pyramidal cells

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True or Flase. The primary sensory area has lots of pyramidal cells

False, the primary sensory is nearby cortex so no need for long axons of pyramidal cells.

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Granular and agranular cortex is _______ distributed.

Irregularly

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What are the regions of the Neocortex?

- Primary sensory areas = receives info from thalamic sensory really nuclei.
- Primary Motor areas = Areas that give rise to much of corticospinal tract
- Association areas
- Limbic Areas

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Describe the Sensory areas of the Neocortex...

- Have a topographical organization where the body surface, range of frequencies, visual world are mapped out on cortical surface.
- Map is distorted so that highly sensitive areas (fingers) have disproportionately large cortical representation.

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Where is the Gustatory cortex?

Frontal lobe (operculum) and Insula

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Where is vestibular cortex?

Superior temporal gyrus and posterior Gyrus & insula.

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Is the Primary olfactory cortex paleocortical or neocortical?

Paleocortical

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The Olfactory cortex consist of what structures?

- Cortex near lateral olfactory tract aka. piriform cortex
- Cortex covering amygdala (periamygdala)
- Small part of parahippocampal gyrus

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_______ mediate higher function mental functions such as Language, art, music etc.

Association Areas

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What are the two types of association areas?

1. Unimodal association cortex = adjacent to primary area & is devoted to elaborating on business of primary area.
2. Multimodal association cortex = High level intellectual functions.

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What is the dominant hemisphere?

Hemisphere that produces and comprehends language.

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Which side dominance is rare?

Right hemisphere is rare, most people are left dominance.

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What is the Planum Temporale?

Part of superior temporal gyrus post. to primary auditory cortex.

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What are the Perisylvian language areas?

- Broca's area in inf. froantl gyrus.

- Wernicke's area in post. part of superior temporal gyrus, continuing into planum temporale and inferior parietal lobule.

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______ is inability to use language.

Aphasia

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Broca's and Wernike's areas provide framework for two broad types of aphasia depending on how easily words are produced. What are they?

- Fluent aphasia can speak and write, but its "word salad" = not correct order.

- Nonfluent can't express words.

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________ can't talk.

Broca's aphasia

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_____ won't stop talking but doesn't make sense.

Wernike's aphasia

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Wernikie's area is a ________ on Broca's area.

A check

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True or false, Damage to Broca's area affects language comprehension.

False, language comprehension is unaffected.

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What is prosody?

So-called musical aspects of speech produced in right hemisphere.

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________ produces prosody.

Right inferior frontal gyrus.

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What is the symptom of Motor aprosody?

Cant convey authority, anger, etc in speech.

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Damage to what areas causes Agnosia?

Association areas and Unimodal areas

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What are the symptoms of Agnosia?

Inability to recognize faces, perceive movements.

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______ monitor relationships of body with outside world.

Multimodal areas

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What are symptoms of right parietal lobe damage?

- patient has trouble with left half of body.
- May deny something is wrong with left limb.
- Ignore left half of body.

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What are the symptoms of left parietal lobe damage?

Important for taking sensory information to plan movement accurately.
* Causes Apraxias (lack of action) = unable to preform some actions.

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_______ controls activités of other cortical areas, underlies executive functions.

Prefrontal cortex.

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What are the two areas of Prefrontal cortex? and what do they do?

1. Dorsolateral = over lateral convexity.
- interconnected with parietal association areas.
- Important role in working memory "Keep in mind" problem planning, solving problems, maintaining attention.

2. Ventromedial = extends to orbitofrontal and anterior cingulate areas.
- Damage makes people impulsive, can't suppress inappropriate responses/ emotions.

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______ interconnect the Cerebral hemispheres.

Commissures

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_______ is the predominate interconnection between hemispheres.

Corpus callosum

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____ interconnects temporal lobes (inferior), anterior olfactory nuclei.

Anterior Commissure

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All parts of the brain receive commissural fibers except _____ & _______.

Hand area of somatosensory & Motor cortex.

Parts of primary visual cortex.

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What causes Disconnection syndromes and what are the symptoms?

Can result from white matter damage.
- can write but unable to read.
- cannot read words even thought they wrote it.

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How is Alexia without Agraphia possible?

- Language areas on left isolated from all visual input.