This is a teaching resource that aids the student in memorisation of the Cranial Nerves, their anatomical path and function.
Additionally, it stimulates a clinical approach to the functions of the Cranial Nerves, with some 'not to be missed' signs.
The skull has numerous holes (foramina) through which various cranial nerves, arteries, veins and other structures pass. To aid learning of these important foramina, I have created this visual mnemonic.
Knowing the anatomy of the meninges and how cerebral haematomas occur is vital in an acute setting, and this visual mnemonic hopes to conceptually explain the pathophysiology behind these potentially fatal conditions.
Central nervous system, spinal
and cranial nerves
or ...let's get brainy on this page
"The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and
the spinal cord,
spinal nerves and cranial nerves are part of the peripheral nervous system (PNS)"
visual pathway. this image shows the visual pathway illustrating the different fields of vision every side of the optic tract supply note that nasal fibers from nasal retina of both sides cross at the optic chiasma also note that the optic tract carries the temporal fibers of th
The vestibular system. This image shows the central part of the vestibular system( the system responsible for providing information concerning gravity, rotation and acceleration) showing:
1. occulomotor nucleus
2. trochlear nucleus
3. abducent nucleus
4. vestibular nuclei