Do you know the anatomical components of the diencephalon? Can you describe the functions of the hypothalamus?
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The components and functions of the hypothalamus, epithalamus, and subthalamus Quiz questions help you to prepare for your exams. Topic reviews will deepen your insight about the interbrain.
Excellent summary of an otherwise challenging subject. Thank you Dr. Canby. Onward!
The questions were helpful, but the lecture was more of a recital. There were no extra explanations, no little tips, no compare and contrasts, to aid and understanding and recall. It was during the second or third time I was watching the hypothalamus that I realised that both medial nucei had to do with appetite regulation and satiety, and lesions could lead to hyperphagia; as opposed to the lateral, whose lesion had the opposite effect, ie starvation. Same thing with posterior and anterior, which have opposing effects on thermoregulation. I had to really focus and repeat the lecture to spot that out. he could have highlighted such points during the lecture.