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Neural Systems Mid-Term Exam 2010 Name: Please use a word, phrase, or brief sentence to answer short format questions. Please put your initials on each page of the exam.
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Identify these brain regions and give a major function of each 1. 2. . 4. 5. 3. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
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7. What part of the spinal cord develops from the region of the neural tube shown in A. 8) What type of sensation is carried by the pathway from A to higher CNS? 9). What region of the neural tube is shown in B? A B
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Section from a full-term fetus: 10. What is the region shown in A of relative non-myelination? 11. What major function does the region A support? 12. What is region B of relative non-myelination? B A A B
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13. What is the nucleus shown in A? 14. What type of sensation does the nucleus in A process and relay? 15. What is nucleus B? 16. What cells provide the major ascending input to B? A A B B
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17. What is the midline portion of the cerebellar cortex called (under A)? 18. What deep cerebellar nuclei is the region under A related to? 19. Give one prominent source of input to the part of the cerebellum under A. 20. What deep nucleus is the lateral portion of the cerebellar cortex related to (under B)? A B
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Section through the human midbrain. 21. Name the region shown in A. 22. What cranial nerve nucleus is located in B? 23. Name one of the functions of the nucleus located in B. 24. Name the nucleus shown in C. 25. Give one of the neurotransmitters used by cells in either of the two parts of nucleus C. A B C
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Section through a monkey thalamus, stained for acetylcholinesterase. 26. Name one of the two major inputs to the VL nucleus, and give it’s neurotransmitter. 27. What region of cortex is VL related to? 28. Give one of the several principal, excitatory inputs to the MD nucleus. A: B: C:
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Section through the mouse parietal cortex. 29. What type of cells predominate in layer IV? 30. What is the major extracortical input to layer IV? 31. What type of cells predominate in layer III? 32. Name one of the extra-cortical projection targets of the cells in layer V. A B C
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33. Sparse coding, compared to a combinatorial code using the same number of neurons, A. Is harder to decode B. Has a larger coding capacity C. Has an increased dynamic range D. Is less resistant to insult E. None of the above 34. When looking at a population of neurons, partial correlations in firing rate have the following effect on information coding: A. Speeds up the rate of information transfer B. Increases the amount of information that can be coded by the population C. Decreases the amount of information that can be coded by the population D. A and B E. None of the above 35. A cell that uses labelled line coding A. Is by definition involved in sensory encoding B. Must be located in the periphery C. Is narrowly tuned D. A and C E. A and B 36. What constitutes a cortical column?
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