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Created on Saturday, September 6 2014 by jdmiles

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In this illustration of the brain, which shaded area is furthest posterior?

 
        A) Red
 
        B) Yellow
 
        C) Green
 
        D) Blue
 
        E) Pink
 

 


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A) Red

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The area shaded red in this illustration is the frontal lobe. It is the most anterior of the shaded areas in this picture. The correct answer is green.  (See References)

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B) Yellow

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The area shaded yellow in this illustration is the temporal lobe. It lies anterior to the occipital lobe (green), but posterior to the frontal lobes (red).  (See References)

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C) Green

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The area shaded green is farthest posterior. The green area corresponds to the occipital lobe of the brain.  (See References)

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D) Blue

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The area shaded blue in this illustration corresponds to the parietal lobe. It is pretty far posterior, but at least in this illustration, the green occipital lobe is further posterior. The blue parietal lobe does lie superior to the occipital lobe.  (See References)

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E) Pink

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The area shaded pink in this illustration corresponds to the cerebellum. It is pretty far posterior, but at least in this illustration, the green occipital lobe is further posterior. The pink cerebellum is further caudal than the occipital lobe is, however.  (See References)

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References:

1. John Nolte; three-dimentional brain reconstructions by John Sundsten. The human brain: an introduction to its functional anatomy. Philadelphia, PA : Mosby/Elsevier, c2009. (ISBN:0323041310)Advertising:
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Created: 09/06/2014
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