CNS List for Brain Dissection: you must make labels for dissection using these terms. You can cut these out and cover them with tape. You must be able to identify each of these terms on several planes of the brain as well as give their functions. Flashcards for each term need to be done in the most useful manner you choose.  

 

Whole Brain:

Dorsal View

Are the meninges present? If so which ones?

Gyri and sulci

Cerebrum or cerebral hemispheres

Corpus callosum

Fissures: longitudinal, transverse, parieto-occipital, central

Cerebellum

Spinal cord

 

Posterior View

Corpora quadigemina

Pineal

 

Ventral View

Does the brain have a pituitary gland?

Longitudinal fissure

Olfactory bulb

Optic nerve

Optic chiasma

Optic tract

Mammillary body

Infundibulum

Brain stem

Midbrain

Pons

Medulla oblongata

Spinal cord

Pyramid

Cerebral peduncle

Cranial nerves ???

 

Mid sagital Sections

Cerebrum (gyri, sulci)

Transverse fissure

Cerebral and cerebellar cortex

Cerebral and cerebellar white matter

Arbor vitae

Lateral, 3rd and 4th ventricles

Cerebral aqueduct

Pineal gland

Corpus callosum

Septum pellucidum

Olfactory bulb

Thalamus

Hypothalamus

Epithalamus

Mammillary  body

Optic chiasma: optic cranial nerve and tract

 

Mid sagital Sections

 

Brainstem

Midbrain, pons, medulla, cerebral penduncles, corporal quadrigemina (superior and inferior colliculus)

 

Diencephalon

         Thalamus. Hypothalamus,      epithalamus

 

Choroid plexus

Oculomotor cranial nerve