2Are You Smarter Than a Brain surgeon? 1,000,000Are You Smarter Than a Brain surgeon?500,000300,000Regions Topic 1Regions Topic 2175,000100,000Testing Topic 3Testing Topic 450,000Conditions Topic 5Conditions Topic 625,00010,000Functions Topic 7Functions Topic 85,0002,000Nicknames Topic 9Nicknames Topic 101,000
3Regions 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?
4Regions Topic 1 AnswerHe us unable to feel the heat on the skin of his back. The somatosensory cortex of his brain may not be working.Return
5Regions Topic 2 Question This region of the brain helps you to never forget how to ride a bike. It takes over learned motor skills.
7Testing 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?
11Conditions 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.
13Conditions 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 Danny’s coach made him sit out the following game, Why?
14Conditions 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.
15Functions Topic 7 Question The outermost covering of the brain, composed of tough fibrous connective tissue and forming the periosteum of the skull.
19Nicknames 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 it’s nickname?
20Nicknames Topic 9 Answer The pineal gland nicknamed “the third eye”Return
21Nicknames Topic 10 Question Give the correct name and function of the part of the brain nicknamed “the reptilian brain”.
22Nicknames 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