Surface of Cerebral Hemispheres

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Surface Features of the Cerebral Hemispheres:

1. The cerebral hemispheres are furrowed by sulci and bridged by ridges or folds called gyri.

2. Identify the: Lateral sulcus or Sylvian fissure.

3. Identify the: Central sulcus or Rolandic fissure.

4. The two hemispheres are divided into four lobes: frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal.

5. The insula is covered by the opercula.

6. A massive white band of white matter joins the two hemispheres.

7. The cerebral hemispheres are made up of white and grey matter.

8. Two important dural septa must be recognized:

a. Falx cerebri: extends down into the longitudinal fissure between the cerebral hemispheres.

b. Tentorium cerebelli: separates the occipital lobes from the cerebellum.

9. The diaphragma sella forms an incomplete lid over the hypophysis in the sella turcica. The pituitary stalk passes through the opening in the diaphragma.

10. Identify the pre- and postcentral gyri responsible for the primary motory and sensory cortices.

Chapters on Cerebrum:

1. Anatomy of Cerebral Hemispheres
2. Functions of the Brain and Homunculus
3. Notes on Brodmann Areas
4. Cerebral Association and Commissural Fibres
5. Notes on CNS Functional Integration
6. Functions of Cerebral Lobes
7. Anatomy of the Inferior Cerebrum
8. Notes on Internal Capsule
9. Introduction to Cerebrum
10. Laminar Structure of Neocortex
11. Medial Cerebral Hemisphere
12. Notes on Cerebral Motor Axis
13. Notes on Somatic Sensory Axis
14. Specific Cerebral Cortical Functions
15. Surface of Cerebral Hemispheres

Additional Reading:

Basic Neurology

1. Peripheral Nervous System
2. Central Nervous System
3. The Ventricular System
4. The Spinal Cord
5. The Brain Stem
6. The Cerebellum
7. Visual Pathways
8. Diencephalon
9. Basal Ganglia
10. Cerebral Cortex
11. Sleep Disorders
12. Autonomic Nervous System
13. Cranial Nerves and Parasympathetic Ganglia
14. Cells of the Nervous System
15. Cerebrospinal fluid
16. Additional short notes on Cerebrum
17. Functions and Diseases of Cerebrum
18. Subcortical Grey Matter
19. Notes on The Spinal Cord
20. Regulation of Heart Rate by Autonomic Nervous System
21. Action Potentials, Axon Conduction, and Neuromuscular Junction
22. Types of Seizures
23. What is a Cough Reflex?
24. Notes on Congenital Prosopagnosia
25. Findings in Parkinson's Disease
26. Types of Heat Strokes
27. Types of Strokes
28. What is Benign Intracranial Hypertension?
29. What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?
30. Cranial Nerve Locations in Brain Stem
31. What is a Cluster Headache?
32. What is a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage?
33. What is a Tension Headache?

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