The Vestibular System: Definition, Anatomy & Function


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What structure enables your brain to discern a sense of balance and your head's tilt within your environment?

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1. Which of the below is NOT part of the vestibular system?

2. What does the saccule transmit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of the vestibular system. Topics you will need to comprehend in order to pass the quiz include how the saccule and utricle cupula differ from the cristae ampularis and the gelatinous substance that is embedded in the stereocilla of the hair cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following assessments will test you on:

  • Gelatinous substance that is embedded in the stereocilla of the hair cells
  • Parts of the vestibular system
  • Difference between saccule and utricle cupula and the cristae ampularis
  • Structure that controls the sense of balance
  • Role of the saccule

Skills Practiced

The following abilities will be practiced with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the role of the saccule
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the vestibular system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different parts of the vestibular system

Additional Learning

To better understand your knowledge of the vestibular system, check the related lesson called The Vestibular System: Definition, Anatomy & Function. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Identify what the vestibular system is and its function
  • Recall the structure and anatomy of the ear
  • Review the structures that make up the inner ear and the role of each function
  • Learn about the semicircular canals