Midbrain: Definition, Function & Structures


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Where is the midbrain located?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a structure of the midbrain?

2. What would damage to the cranial nerves originating from the cerebral peduncle result in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The parts and functions of the midbrain play intricate roles in our daily lives, and this quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test your understanding of the:

  • Cerebral aqueduct
  • Corpora quadrigemina
  • Midbrain's arrangement

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills used for this quiz and worksheet include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure your knowledge of the midbrain by identifying its location within the brain
  • Information recall - demonstrate that you have retained the information given regarding the corpora quadrigemina
  • Knowledge application - answer a question about cranial nerves referencing what you already know about the cerebral peduncle

Additional Learning

To learn more about the midbrain and all its functions, review the short lesson entitled Midbrain: Definition, Function & Structures. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn the definition of proprioception
  • Understand the relationship between the red nucleus and the corticospinal tract
  • Recall the involvement of super and inferior colliculi during sensory information processing