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Question 1: The ________ is a neural structure in the medial temporal lobe.
CerebrumDentate gyrusHippocampusCingulate gyrus

Question 2: The horned appearance of the hippocampus is caused by cell density differentials and the existence of varying degrees of ________ fibers.
Nervous systemGlial cellPhotoreceptor cellNeuron

Question 3: For example, in the ________, the two hippocampi look similar to pair of bananas, joined at the stems.
PhilippinesVietnamMurinaeRat

Question 4: The structures that line the edge of the hole collectively make up the so-called ________ (Latin limbus = border), with the hippocampus lining the posterior edge of this hole.
HypothalamusCingulate gyrusLimbic systemCerebral cortex

Question 5: Paul MacLean once suggested, as part of his triune brain theory, that the limbic structures comprise the neural basis of ________.
Positive psychologyEvolutionary psychologyEmotionPsychology

Question 6: The name cornu ammonis refers to the Egyptian deity ________, who has the head of a ram.
OsirisAmunAncient Egyptian religionEgyptian pantheon

Question 7: Because the phase of recorded ________ varies systematically through the strata, the fissure is often used as a fixed reference point for recording EEG as it is easily identifiable.
Rapid eye movement sleepSleepDreamTheta rhythm

Question 8: These limbic include the hippocampus, cingulate cortex, olfactory cortex, and ________.
Olfactory bulbHippocampal formationAmygdalaAnterior olfactory nucleus

Question 9: It has a distinctive, curved, shape that has been likened to the sea horse monster of Greek mythology and the ram's horns of ________ in Egyptian mythology.
Egyptian pantheonAncient Egyptian religionAmunOsiris

Question 10: In ________ brains, including humans, the portion of the hippocampus near the base of the temporal lobe is much broader than the part at the top.
HominidaeOld World monkeyPrimateMammal







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