Brain Trivia Quiz: Basic Anatomy

  • Published12 Jul 2022
  • Author Cyrenna Cooper
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

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The human central nervous system is made up of our spinal cord and brain. The brain can be divided into three main portions: the cerebrum, brainstem, and cerebellum. Within those three sections, there’s a whole host of cells, molecules, and structures that give the brain its complex abilities. Take this quiz and test your knowledge on the basic anatomy of the brain.

These questions and answers are from the Brain Trivia: Anatomy, Cells, and Molecules webinar.

How many lobes are in the cerebral cortex?
Which of the following structures is NOT part of the central nervous system?
What part of the brain might be damaged if someone has lost the ability to form new memories?
Which of the following type of neurons receives information from the external world and conveys it to the central nervous system?
About how many neurons does the human brain contain?
Which part of the brain controls rational and logical decision-making?