The Brain: How Much You Really Know? Quiz

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The Brain: How Much You Really Know? Quiz - Quiz

How much do you know about the brain? The brain is an accumulation of nerve tissue in the frontal end of an organism. The brain incorporates sensory information and produces motor responses in higher vertebrates. It is also the main component involved in learning. The human brain is made up of billions of cells called neurons. This quiz will get you to think about the brain.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ________ is the largest part of your brain. It sits on top of the rest of your brain, rather like a mushroom cap covering its stalk.
  • 2. 
    The front section of your cerebrum, the frontal _____, is involved in speech, thought, emotion, and skilled movements and consciousness.
  • 3. 
    Behind the frontal lobe is the ________ lobe which perceives and interprets sensations like touch, temperature, and pain.
  • 4. 
    The brain is a part of the _______ system.
  • 5. 
    At the centre back of your cerebrum is a region called the _______ lobe which detects and interprets visual images.
  • 6. 
    On either side of the cerebrum are the _______ lobes, which are involved in hearing and storing memory.
  • 7. 
    The cerebrum is split down the middle into two halves called ___________ that communicate with each other.
  • 8. 
    Your ________ sits beneath the cerebrum and is the second largest part of your brain.
  • 9. 
    The cerebellum is involved in coordinating your muscles to allow precise movements and control of balance and posture.
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  • 10. 
    Your diencephalon sits beneath the middle of your cerebrum and on top of your brain stem.
  • 11. 
    The diencephalon contains two important structures called the _______ and the _____________.
  • 12. 
    Your __________ plays a vital role in keeping conditions inside your body constant. It does this by regulating your body temperature, thirst and hunger, amongst other things and by controlling the release of hormones from the nearby pituitary gland.
  • 13. 
    Your _______ acts as a relay station for incoming sensory nerve impulses, sending them on to appropriate regions of your brain for processing. It is responsible for letting your brain know what's happening outside of your body.
  • 14. 
    Your ______  ______ is responsible for regulating many life support mechanisms, such as your heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and breathing. It also regulates when you sleep and wake.
  • 15. 
    Your brain stem connects your brain to your ______  ______.
  • 16. 
    Your brain is protected by your skull, cerebrospinal fluid, and three tough membranes called _______ , which surround your brain.
  • 17. 
    The brain is the size of a small _______.
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  • 18. 
    The ______  ______ is also known as the mammalian brain. It plays an important role in the expression of survival instincts, drives and emotions
  • 19. 
    The ________ generates negative emotions such as anger, disgust, fear, and sadness.
  • 20. 
    A feeling of pleasure associated with happiness is caused by a brain chemical called _________.
  • 21. 
    Memories destined for your long-term memory are first stored in your ________ for a few years.
  • 22. 
    The surface of the brain is called the ______. Long-term memories are etched there.
  • 23. 
    Long-term memories are retrieved by your _______ cortex.
  • 24. 
    The ______ cortex at the back of the frontal lobes allows you to consciously move your muscles.
  • 25. 
    The __________ cortex inhibits inappropriate behavior or urges.
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