24 Answered Questions for the topic neuroanatomy
What is the white and gray matter in the brain really made of?
Hi, I'm really interested in neurology and neuroanatomy and I was confused about white and gray matter in the brain. White matter is myelinated axons and gray matter is somas, but doesn't each... more
Can someone clarify whether the cingulate cortex is part of the limbic lobe (not to be confused with the limbic system)?
To my knowledge, the limbic lobe consists for the cortical component of the limbic system whilst the remainder of the limbic system is composed of the subcortical components. More specifically, can... more
Are centrioles really absent in human neurons?
A booklet (issued by my school) claims, Centrioles, formerly believed to be absent in neurons, have been described in neurons and may be associated with the production and maintenance of... more
ANS Critical Thinking Question
Propranolol is a drug known as an Adrenergic Antagonist. Specifically, when it binds to β receptors (a subcategory of adrenergic receptors), it antagonizes any effects that result when... more
In the precentral gyrus region of the cerebrum, why are the regions corresponding to fingers and brows next to each other?
Why do the brains of cocaine-users shrink faster than the brains of non-cocaine users?
What are the primary functions of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex?
What mathematical tools/approaches are applied to the understanding of neuroanatomy?
How do I understand all the nerves of a human body with their ganglion, and correlating it to the brain’s neuroanatomy?
What is the difference between neuroanatomy and neurobiology?
Why is Wernike's area of the brain called Wernike's area?
My teacher told us that this area of the brain helps with the comprehension of language and it is located in the temporal lobe of the cortex, but she never told us why is was called Wernike's area... more
What brain areas are involved in language processing?
The first species having circle of Willis (circulus arteriosus cerebri)?
I know mammals are not the only species that have this anatomical unit (i.e. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3982101/). But I was wondering what was the __first species__ that had a... more
Is the reach of a neuron limited by the direction of its axon?
What composes the "interstitial" space in the brain?
Lateral corticospinal tract and termination?
I'm studying the motor pathways of the brain and I'm a bit confused about how the lateral corticospinal tract descends. From `Neuroanatomy: Text and Atlas` by Martin, J. H., 4th edition, right... more
How advanced is our understanding of the biochemistry and neuroanatomy of the brainstem?
How and where, in the human brain, are memories stored?
Background: I am a computer programmer who is fascinated by artificial intelligence and artificial neural networks, and I am becoming more curious about how biological neural networks work. Context... more