MIT9_14S09_quiz06

MIT9_14S09_quiz06 - Give an example of each from vertebrate...

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Quiz 6 as Homework 1. Contrast: “compensatory sprouting” and “compensatory stunting” of lateral olfactory tract axons. What intrinsic factor may explain the above phenomena? (Schneider lectures, book) 2. What is the nucleus of the solitary tract? Inputs to the rostral portion of this nucleus come from which cranial nerves? Describe the projections of this rostral portion. (Schneider lectures, book) 3. How can one demonstrate the existence of neuronal precursors in the adult mammalian brain, i.e., show that new neurons are being generated? How can you be sure that a “new neuron” is not an astrocyte? (Schneider lectures, readings) 4. Contrast concerted evolution and mosaic evolution.
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Unformatted text preview: Give an example of each from vertebrate brain development. (Schneider lectures, book; Striedter book) 5. Name the five main optic-tract termination areas in the order they are reached by the optic tract. Name two additional areas that receive sparse retinal projections. (Schneider lectures, book) 6. The advantages and costs of front-facing eyes: Give examples of both advantages and costs. How did a cost of front-facing eyes increase the adaptive advantages of social groups? (See Allman reading.) MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 9.14 Brain Structure and Its Origins Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms ....
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