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Telencephalon: Definition & Function

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The telencephalon is a subdivision of the:

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1. Decreased levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the basal ganglia can result in which disorder?

2. The almond-shaped structure of the brain that allows us to experience fear is called the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how well you understand the telencephalon using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet. Multiple-choice questions on these assessments provide overviews of topics that include the basal ganglia, brain structure that allows the experience of fear and damage to the hippocampus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can confirm your comprehension of the following:

  • Part of the brain of which the telencephalon is a subdivision
  • Disorder derived from decreased levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the basal ganglia
  • Almond-shaped structure of the brain that allows the experience of fear
  • Sense about which the olfactory bulbs in the brain relay information
  • Bodily or mental function impacted by damage to the hippocampus

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the basal ganglia and a disorder that can result from decreased levels
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the olfactory bulbs and the related sense
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the impact of damage to the hippocampus

Additional Learning

To learn more about the telencephalon, feel free to explore the accompanying lesson called Telencephalon: Definition & Function. You'll build a comprehensive understanding of the following:

  • Structures that comprise the telencephalon
  • Two Greek roots from which the word telencephalon comes
  • Phrase referring to the wrinkled surface of the brain
  • Impact of being born with lissencephaly
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