Visible Human Transverse Section Through the Head

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This section primarily cuts through the temporal and optic lobes of the cerebrum. Different regions of the cerebrum carry out specific tasks regarding thought, processing of sensory input, and other cognitive functions. The temporal lobe is involved with smell and language, and certain behaviours such as "self-preservation," hostility and sexual behaviors. Parts of the temporal lobe are also involved in processing input from the auditory nerve. The occipital lobe primarily carries out the processing of visual information.

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eye | lens | medial rectus | lateral rectus | ethmoid sinus | sphenoid sinus | nasal septum | temporalis muscle | brain |
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Module Name: a_vm1110
Module Title: Visible Human Transverse Section Through the Head
Image Info: Gross specimen, transverse section
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: Feb 4th, 1997

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