Connection lost. Please refresh the page.
Online
EN | DE | PT | ES Get help How to study Login Register
Ready to learn?
Pick your favorite study tool

Cerebrum

The cerebrum, also called the telencephalon, refers to the two cerebral hemispheres (right and left) which form the largest part of the brain. It sits mainly in the anterior and middle cranial fossae of the skull.

The surface of the cerebrum is formed by an outer grey matter layer, which is thrown into a convoluted pattern of ridges and furrows called gyri and sulci respectively. Deep to the cerebral cortex is an inner mass of white matter, which forms the bulk of the cerebrum and contains myelinated nerve fibers that convey information to or from the cerebral cortex. A final component of the cerebral cortex are several collections of neuronal cell bodies buried within the white matter called subcortical structures.

Terminology English: Cerebrum
Latin:
Prosencephalon
Function High-order cognitive processes, control of voluntary movement, perception of sensory stimuli

Learn all about the anatomy of the brain with the following study unit!

Cerebrum: want to learn more about it?

Our engaging videos, interactive quizzes, in-depth articles and HD atlas are here to get you top results faster.

What do you prefer to learn with?

“I would honestly say that Kenhub cut my study time in half.” – Read more. Kim Bengochea Kim Bengochea, Regis University, Denver

© Unless stated otherwise, all content, including illustrations are exclusive property of Kenhub GmbH, and are protected by German and international copyright laws. All rights reserved.
Bored by anatomy? Try this

Register now and grab your free ultimate anatomy study guide!

Our engaging videos, interactive quizzes, in-depth articles and HD atlas are here to get you top results faster.

What do you prefer to learn with?