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The brain is the most complex organ, that serves as the center of the nervous system.

The brain is a network. It consists of spatially distributed, but functionally linked regions that continuously share information with each other. Interestingly, recent advances in the acquisition and analysis of functional neuroimaging data have catalyzed the exploration of functional connectivity in the human brain.

It is located in the head, close to the primary sensory organs for such senses as vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell.

The brain sulci and gyri constitutes the main cortical and anatomic limits, landmarks and operative corridors.

The particular anatomy of the brain, which is enclosed and protected by a rigid skull, creates a unique pressure-volume relationship compared to the rest of the human body, as already described by Alexander Monro and Kelly.

see Brain volume

see cerebral cortex

see lobes

see sulci

see gyri

see tracts.


see Brain function.

brain.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/22 14:35 by administrador