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Multiple choice questions

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This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
The aperture controlling the amount of light entering the eye is called:

 
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Question 2.
The fovea is the part of the retina that contains photoreceptors called:

 
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Question 3.
The rods and the cones synapse directly on to:

 
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Question 4.
Axons extending from the nasal part of the retina project to the ______ side of the brain, whereas axons from the remainder of the retina project to the ______ part of the brain.

 
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Question 5.
The first structure which the majority of retinal ganglion cells project to, and synapse with, in the brain is the:

 
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Question 6.
Axons from the lateral geniculate nuclei project to the:

 
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Question 7.
Stephen Kuffler found that retinal ganglion cells:

 
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Question 8.
A simple cell in the visual cortex has a receptive field (at the retina) that is:

 
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Question 9.
A complex cell in the visual cortex:

 
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Question 10.
A cortical hypercolumn:

 
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Question 11.
John Dalton suffered from a type of colour blindness where the green pigment is missing in the cones of the eyes. What is this type of colour blindness called?

 
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Question 12.
How many different types of cone code for colour in the fovea of the retina?

 
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Question 13.
Who developed the trichromatic theory of colour vision?

 
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Question 14.
The parvocellular and magnocellular cells are found in the:

 
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Question 15.
Neurons that are stained by cytochrome oxidase in the visual cortex are sensitive to:

 
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Question 16.
Cortical modules contain:

 
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Question 17.
From the primary visual cortex information passes directly to the V2 region otherwise known as the:

 
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Question 18.
The largest subcortical structure involved in visual processing (receiving approximately 10% of all ganglion cells) is the:

 
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Question 19.
The dorsal 'where' visual pathway passes through the ______ and the ventral 'what' pathway passes through the ______.

 
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Question 20.
The patient DB who demonstrated blindsight had damage to the:

 
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