By Walter Hendelman M.D.
Understanding how the mind is geared up and visualizing its pathways and connections will be conceptually not easy. The Atlas of practical Neuroanatomy, 3rd Edition addresses this problem by means of featuring a transparent visible consultant to the human relevant anxious approach (CNS). This version has been thoroughly reorganized to facilitate studying the constitution and serve as of the CNS. the cloth supplied supplies you a strong figuring out of the brain.
An accompanying website (www.atlasbrain.com) comprises the book’s illustrations in addition to rollover labeling, animation of the pathways and connections, a word list, and narrated video demonstrations of the mind.
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MIDBRAIN LEVEL The posterior aspect of the midbrain has the superior and inferior colliculi, as previously seen, as well as the emerging fibers of CN IV, the trochlear nerve. The posterior aspect of the cerebral peduncle is clearly seen. PONTINE LEVEL Now that the cerebellum has been removed, the dorsal aspect of the pons is seen. ) The roof of the upper portion of the fourth ventricle is a sheet of nervous tissue and bears the name superior medullary velum; more relevant, it contains an important connection of the cerebellum, the superior cerebellar peduncles (discussed with Figure 57).
The vestibular nuclei will be further discussed in Section B with the motor systems (see Figure 51A and Figure 51B). VISCERAL AFFERENTS AND TASTE: SOLITARY NUCLEUS The special sense of taste from the surface of the tongue is carried in CN VII and CN IX, and these terminate in the solitary nucleus in the medulla (see Figure 67A). CLINICAL ASPECT Trigeminal neuralgia is discussed with Figure 10. ADDITIONAL DETAIL The visceral afferents with CN IX and X from the pharynx, larynx, and internal organs are also received in the solitary nucleus (see Figure 67B and Figure 67C).
The pontine portion is distinguished by its bulge anteriorly, the pons proper, an area that is composed of the pontine nuclei; these relay to the cerebellum (see Figure 55). The medulla is distinguished by the pyramids, two distinct elevations on either side of the midline. The direct voluntary motor pathway from the cortex to the spinal cord, the cortico-spinal tract, actually forms these pyramids (see Figure 45). Behind each pyramid is the olive, a protrusion of the inferior olivary nucleus (discussed with Figure 55).