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Neuroanatomy

  1. Cerebrum
    Cerebrum
    The Cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and consists of the cerebral cortex which is responsible for motor, sensory and cognitive functions. More.
    1. Lateral views of the brain
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      Structures seen on the lateral views of the brain.
    2. Medial view of the brain
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      Structures seen on the medial view of the brain. The images show a midsagittal section of the brain.
    3. Basal view of the brain
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      Structures seen on the basal view of the brain with the brainstem removed, showing the cut surface of mesencephalon.
  2. Subcortical structures
    Subcortical structures
    Below the cortex there are important structures (limbic system, diencephalon and ventricles) that play an important role in both motor and cognitive functions. More.
    1. Thalamus
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      Overview of the thalamus and surrounding structures.
    2. Hippocampus and fornix
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      Hippocampus, fornix and neighbouring structures.
    3. Thalamic Nuclei
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      Main nuclei of the thalamus
    4. Ventricles of the brain
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      Ventricular system of the brain with neighboring structures.
    5. Horizontal section of the brain
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      Horizontal sections of the brain at the levels of the genu of the corpus callosum and the habenula.
  3. Cerebellum and brainstem
    Cerebellum and brainstem
    The Cerebellum is responsible for the co-ordination of movements. The Brainstem is located in the posterior cranial fossa and consists of medulla, pons, and m... More.
    1. Cerebellum
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      Anterior and superior views of the cerebellum.
    2. Cerebellar nuclei
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      Deep nuclei of the cerebellum
    3. Brainstem
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      Brainstem and related structures.
    4. Cranial nerve nuclei
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      Cranial nerve nuclei in the brainstem seen from lateral and medial views.
    5. Medulla oblongata - Hypoglossal Nerve Level
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      Structures of the medulla oblongata at the level of the hypoglossal nerve.
  4. Meninges & blood vessels of the brain
    Meninges & blood vessels of the brain
    In this chapter we will explore the layers that cover the CNS (meninges) and the blood vessels of the brain. More.
    1. Arteries of the brain
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      Arteries of the brain seen from the lateral and medial views of the brain.
    2. Arteries of the brain II
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      Arteries of the brain seen from the inferior view of the brain.
    3. Superficial veins of the brain
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      Superficial veins of the brain seen from lateral and medial views of the brain.
    4. Meninges of the brain
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      Meninges and superficial vessels of the brain.
    5. Dural venous sinuses
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      Dural venous sinuses and neighbouring structures.
  5. Spinal cord
    Spinal cord
    The spinal cord (medulla) and the brain, together, make up the central nervous system (CNS). This chapter will discuss all the anatomy related to the spinal c... More.
    1. Spinal cord in situ
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      Spinal cord in situ seen at the level of a thoracic vertebra.
    2. Structure of spinal cord
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      Full structure of the spinal cord seen from a dorsal view.
    3. Spinal membranes and nerve roots
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      Section of the spinal cord showing the spinal membranes and nerve roots.
    4. Blood vessels of the spinal cord
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      Arteries and veins of the spinal cord.
  6. Cranial nerves
    Cranial nerves
    The twelve cranial nerves emerge directly from the brain and the brainstem. Via the cranial nerves, information is exchanged between the brain and areas of th... More.
    1. 12 cranial nerves
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      Overview of the 12 cranial nerves.
    2. Olfactory nerve
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      Course of the olfactory nerve viewed from the left side of a parasagittal section.
    3. Optic nerve
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      Optic nerve and visual pathway.
    4. Oculomotor, trochlear and abducens nerves
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      Course of the oculomotor, abducens and trochlear nerves.
    5. Ophthalmic nerve
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      Course and branches of the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve.
    6. Maxillary nerve
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      Course and branches of the maxillary branch of the trigeminal nerve.
    7. Mandibular nerve
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      Course and branches of the mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve.
    8. Facial nerve
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      Nuclei, course and branches of the facial nerve.
    9. Vestibulocochlear nerve
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      Nuclei, course and branches of the vestibulocochlear nerve.
    10. Glossopharyngeal nerve
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      Course, branches and nuclei of the glossopharyngeal nerve.
    11. Vagus nerve
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      Course, branches and nuclei of the vagus nerve.
    12. Accessory nerve
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      Course, branches and nuclei of the accessory nerve.
    13. Hypoglossal nerve
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      Course, branches and nuclei of the hypoglossal nerve.
    14. Taste Pathway
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      Neural pathway of the taste.
    15. Cranial nerves
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      [86 questions] - Clinical anatomy, topography, functions and more details related to the cranial nerves.
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