Arcuate Fasciculus: Definition & Function


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What two areas of the brain is AF thought to connect?

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1. If a person speaks fluently, is grammatically correct, but makes no sense (like: 'Last night I ate on the moon and drank a piano for lunch.'), which area of the brain is likely damaged?

2. What technique can scientists use to study the role of AF in living people?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz can help you assess your understanding of the arcuate fasciculus (AF). Taking this quiz involves answering questions about the area of the brain that could be damaged if a person speaks correctly and fluently but makes no sense and the kind of learning thought to be impacted by the right AF.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to see how well you know:

  • The two areas of the brain the AF is thought to connect
  • Area of the brain might be impaired if a person doesn't make sense even though they are speaking with proper grammar
  • Technique can be used to study the role of the AF in living people
  • Kind of learning is thought to be governed by the right AF
  • What the AF is made of

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the two areas of the brain the AF is thought to connect
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related AF lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the AF is made of

Additional Learning

In this lesson called Arcuate Fasciculus: Definition & Function, you can learn more about this part of the brain. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Identify the two main components of the brain and differentiate between them
  • Explain what the two halves of the brain are called
  • Recognize the 'crack' in the brain where the AF is located and what that crack is called