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2 brain surgeon Are You Smarter than a 5 th grader?

3 Are You Smarter Than a Brain surgeon? 1,000,000 Regions Topic 1 Regions Topic 2 Testing Topic 3 Testing Topic 4 Conditions Topic 5 Conditions Topic 6 Functions Topic 7 Functions Topic 8 Nicknames Topic 9 Nicknames Topic , , , ,000 50,000 25,000 10,000 5,000 2,000 1,000

4 Regions Topic 1 Question A young man has just received serious burns, resulting from standing with his back too close to a bonfire. He is muttering that he never felt the pain. Otherwise, he would have smothered the flames by rolling on the ground. What part of his Brain might be malfunctioning?

5 Regions Topic 1 Answer / He us unable to feel the heat on the skin of his back. The somatosensory cortex of his brain may not be working. Return

6 Regions Topic 2 Question / This region of the brain helps you to never forget how to ride a bike. It takes over learned motor skills.

7 Regions Topic 2 Answer / The cerebellum Return

8 Testing Topic 3 Question / A 12 year old boy suddenly falls to the ground, having an epileptic seizure. He is rushed to the emergency room of the local hospital for medication. His follow- up care includes a recording of his brain waves to try to determine the area of the lesion. What is this procedure called?

9 Testing Topic 3 Answer / Electroencephalogram (EEG) Return

10 Testing Topic 4 Question / A flat EEG is evidence of what?

11 Testing Topic 4 Answer / Clinical death Return

12 Conditions Topic 5 Question / An example of basal nuclei problems resulting from a degeneration of the dopamine-releasing neurons of the substantia nigra. Symptoms include persistent tremors, a forward-bent walking posture and shuffling gait and stiff facial expression.

13 Conditions Topic 5 Answer / Parkinsons disease Return

14 Conditions Topic 6 Question / Danny is the star of his high school hockey team. During a game, he is slammed into the glass and falls hard to the ice. He had a headache and continued to feel dizzy for hours after the game. Even tho his symptoms improved Dannys coach made him sit out the following game, Why?

15 Conditions Topic 6 Answer / Danny had a concussion. With the swelling involved with a concussion the brain is very vulnerable, even the slightest jarring could cause permanent damage.

16 Functions Topic 7 Question / The outermost covering of the brain, composed of tough fibrous connective tissue and forming the periosteum of the skull.

17 Functions Topic 7 Answer / Dura matter (outer meningial membrane) Return

18 Functions Topic 8 Question / Important relay station for afferent fibers traveling to the sensory cortex for interpretation.

19 Functions Topic 8 Answer / Thalamus Return

20 Nicknames Topic 9 Question / Given a nickname because it sees light and dark. It is responsible for regulating the internal clock with the release of a hormone. What is the name of this part of the brain and what is its nickname?

21 Nicknames Topic 9 Answer / The pineal gland nicknamed the third eye Return

22 Nicknames Topic 10 Question / Give the correct name and function of the part of the brain nicknamed the reptilian brain.

23 Nicknames Topic 10 Answer / The brainstem controls the essential survival functions like breathing and heartbeat; digestion and elimination of waste; and body temperature. Maintains life without conscience thought. Return

24 Topic 11 Million Dollar Question

25 3 point Question / While you were playing these games, what part of your brain was getting the biggest workout? You must list at least three areas and how they were helping you today.

26 3 point Answer / Long term memory - Hippocamus, frontal lobe cortex, thalamus, & hypothalamus, / Short term memory - Parietal lobe, upper temporal lobe, & occipital lobe / Long term memory - Hippocamus, frontal lobe cortex, thalamus, & hypothalamus, / Short term memory - Parietal lobe, upper temporal lobe, & occipital lobe Return

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