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Summary Neurosciences

- Neurosciences
- Jan van Weering
- 2019 - 2020
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Biomedical sciences
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  • 1. Neuroanatomy (1)

  • What is sensory input?
    All the input from your body and surroundings (internal and external). Surroundings is information from your vision and auditory system.
  • What is the cauda equina?
    Below L2, the point where the spinal cord stops. You have all kind of nerve endings here but not from the spinal cord.
  • What are the two bays the brain is protected?
    The skull and meninges.
  • What is the falx cerebri?
    The falx cerebri is the division between the left and right hemisphere.
  • What is the tentorium cerebelli?
    The rooftop on top of the cerebellum. The division between the cerebellum and the occipital lobe.
  • What are the names of the three layers of meninge?
    Dura mater, arachnoid, pia mater
  • What is the dura mater?
    The outer layer of the meninges. It consists of more than one layer. The outer layer sticks to the skull and the inner layer actually folds in between the hemispheres.
  • What is the pia mater?
    The pia mater is the layer that is closest to the brain. It is very thin and consists of only one layer of cells. It follows the brain completely.
  • What is the foramen magnum?
    The opening in the skull where the spinal cord goes through and continues in the back.
  • Where do you find the premotor cortex? What does it do?
    The precentral gyrus. It initiates movement.
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