Cerebral Hemispheres

Cerebral Hemispheres - Cerebral Hemispheres: - superior...

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Cerebral Hemispheres: - superior part of brain; ~ 83% of total brain mass - 3 regions: cerebral cortex (gray matter), white matter & basal nuclei - gyri: elevated ridges of brain tissue, separated by shallow grooves called sulci - fissures: deeper grooves separating larger regions of brain o longitudinal fissure: separates cerebral hemispheres o transverse fissure: separates cerebral hemispheres from cerebellum - deep sulci divide cerebral hemisphere into 5 lobes : frontal, parietal, temporal, o central sulcus: separates frontal lobe from parietal lobe bordered by anterior precentral gyrus & posterior postcentral gyrus o parieto-occipital sulcus: parietal lobes o lateral sulcus: insula: cerebral lobe buried deep within lateral sulcus Cerebral White Matter: deep to gray matter of cortex - communication between cortical areas & between cortex & lower CNS centers
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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