Flashcards in Introduction to the Nervous System Deck (20):
What does the interventricular foramen connect?
Lateral ventricles and 3rd ventricle
What does the cerebral aqueduct connect?
3rd and 4th ventricle
What is the fornix?
C-shaped bundle of white matter that arches over the thalamus
Where is the insula found?
Floor of lateral sulcus
What does the internal capsule separate?
Caudate nucleus and thalamus from the putamen and globus pallidus
What is the function of the corona radiata?
Carry information to and from the cerebral cortices
What is the corona radiata a continuation of?
What is within the grey matter of the brain?
Cell bodies of neurons
What is within the white matter of the brain?
What is the name of the periodic breaks in myelin sheath along an axon?
Node of ranvier
When do the lobes and groove become evident in the brain?
28 weeks gestation
What is the function of gyri?
Increase the surface area and volume of grey matter
What are the main structures in the diencephalon?
What is the name of the structure immediately superior to the corpus callosum?
What makes up the lentiform nucleus?
What is the largest bundle of white matter?
Which part of the brainstem would you find the superior and inferior colliculi?
What are the 2 bulges in the midbrain?
What is the bulge found in the pons?
Middle cerebellar peduncle