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Question 1:
How do you write Thalamus in latin?
tractus spinocerebellaris posterior, tractus spinocerebellaris dorsalis
facies dorsalis ossis sacri
thalamus dorsalis
ramus carpalis dorsalis arteriae ulnaris

Question 2: Vestibular nucleusVestibulocerebellar tractICP________Granule cell
RhombencephalonCerebellumWhite matterHuman brain

Question 3: [1] These latter structures, different in structure from the major part of the thalamus, have been grouped together into the allothalamus as opposed to the ________.
IsothalamusAuditory systemPostcentral gyrusBasal ganglia

Question 4:
Thalamus is part of the _____ .

Question 5: For the visual system, for example, inputs from the retina are sent to the ________ of the thalamus, which in turn projects to the primary visual cortex (area V1) in the occipital lobe.
Edinger-Westphal nucleusOculomotor nucleusLateral geniculate nucleusOptic nerve

Question 6: The thalamus is the largest structure in the diencephalon, the part of the brain situated between the midbrain (mesencephalon) and forebrain (________).
Grey matterCingulate gyrusCerebrumDentate gyrus

Question 7: Similarly the medial geniculate nucleus acts as a key auditory relay between the inferior colliculus of the midbrain and the ________, and the ventral posterior nucleus is a key somatosensory relay, which sends touch and proprioceptive information to the primary somatosensory cortex.
Human brainGrey matterProsencephalonPrimary auditory cortex

Question 8: posterior pituitary: magnocellular/Paraventricular/Supraoptic (________/vasopressin)

Question 9: It is situated between the ________ and midbrain, both in terms of location and neurological connections.
Cerebral cortexGrey matterHuman brainCerebrum

Question 10: It is generally believed to act as a relay between a variety of subcortical areas and the ________.
Human brainGrey matterCerebral cortexCerebrum


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