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Bio 103 Human Anatomy Brain Structures and Functions Part 1

by: Erika Chalker

Bio 103 Human Anatomy Brain Structures and Functions Part 1 Biology 103

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This is the first part of notes for the brain. It is the most detailed of all the notes I have completed in Human Anatomy so far. They will cover the material on Lecture Exam 2.
Principles of Human Anatomy
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Date Created: 03/07/16
The Brain Structures and Functions Part 1 Major Landmarks on the Outside 1.Cerebrum o Cerebral Hemispheres, 2 half circles o Gyri= Ridges o Sulci= Grooves o Longitudinal Fissure= Big sulcus (groove) that dives the two hemispheres o Central Sulcus= Divides the brain in a frontal plane 2.Cerebellum= “Little Brain” that is behind the cerebrum and is the second largest part of the brain 3.Brainstem- Keeps the body alive automatically. Is in charge of breathing and heart rate  Gray Matter= Outer portion of the cortex o Superficial o Neuron cell bodies o Dendrites o Synapses o Cortex and nuclei are on the outside of the brain. The nuclei make up most of the gray matter  White Matter= Deeper than the gray matter o Deep o Tracts made up of bundles of axons o Myelinated Meninges 1.Dura Mater o Surrounds the brain and attaches it to the skull (located in the crista galli, sella turcica, and sutures) o Protects the brain o Forms blood sinuses, which is connective tissue that blood runs through  2 Layers of the Dura Mater o Periosteal Layer o Meningeal Layer  Subdural Space= Between the dura and arachnoid  Dural Sinus= Contains the superior sagittal sinus, which is a triangle shape  Falx Cerebri= Between the cerebral hemispheres’ longitudal fissure  Tectorium Cerebelli= Separates the right and left hemispheres of the cerebellum 2.Arachnoid Mater= Contains subarachnoid space and arachnoid villi  Subarachnoid Space= Trabeculae suspend the brain and is also space for cerebral spinal fluid (CSF)  Arachnoid Villi= Where arachnoid mater goes through the dura mater into the superior sagittal sinus 3.Pia Mater= Innermost layer Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) System  Found in the circulatory system of the Central Nervous System  Many types of circulatory systems are found in the body  Clear colorless fluid that is formed in the ventricle lining and choroid plexus in the subarachnoid space of the brain 2  Choroid Plexus= Spongy mass of blood capillaries that are surrounded by ependymal cells. Blood plasma is filtered by capillaries. Found in all ventricles  Ventricles= Internal chambers within the brain  Canals= Tubes connecting the ventricles  Functions of CSF: o Buoyancy- Brain hangs from the trabeculae o Protection- Keeps the brain from hitting the cranium and damaging neurons o Chemical Stability- Takes away waste  CSF Flow 1. CSF is secreted by the choroid plexus 2. CSF flows through the interventricula foramina into rd the 3 ventricle 3. Choroid Plexus in the 3 ventricle adds more CSF 4. CSF flows down the cerebral aqueduct to the 4 th ventricle th 5. Choroid Plexus in the 4 ventricle adds more CSF 6. CSF flows out of 2 lateral apertures and 1 median aperture 7. CSF fills subarachnoid space 8. CSF fills arachnoid villi 9. CSF fills superior sagittal sinus  Lateral Ventricles (Right/Left ventricles)= Contains interventricular foramen (big holes in the cerebrum)  3rd Ventricle= Has the cerebral aqueduct that lines the thalamus th  4 Ventricle= Has the central canal. Is between 2 hemispheres of the cerebellum  Septum Pellucidum= Tissue that separates right and left lateral ventricles. Similar to how the septum of the nose separates the right and left nostrils  Arterial System= Goes into brain o Carotid Arteries= Anterior to the brain. Is the pulse by the trachea (windpipe) o Vertebral Arteries= Transverse to the brain 3 o Cerebral Arterial (Circle of Willis)= Circle formed by carotid and vertebral. o If there isn’t enough blood circulation to the brain, a stroke occurs  Venous System= Goes out of brain o Mainly sinuses o Superior sagittal sinus, transverse sinus o Internal jugular brain Brain Barrier Systems  Blood Brain Barrier o Seals blood capillaries in brain tissue o Made up of tight junctions and endothelial cells o Selective to substances passing to the brain o Permeable to water, glucose, oxygen, some drugs (alcohol, nicotine, caffeine), and anesthetics o Non permeable to some antibiotics and cancer drugs Regions of the Brain  Cerebrum o 83% of brain volume o Source of sensory perception, motor actions, memory, thought, and emotions  Lobes o Frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital  Cerebral Cortex o Covers surfaces of hemispheres o 2-3mm thick o Made up of gray matter, which contains neuron cell bodies, dendrites, and synapses  Cerebral White Matter 4 o Projection Tracts= Sends information from the cerebrum to the rest of the body through the spinal cord o Commissural Tracts= Is between hemispheres and in the corpus callosum o Association Tracts= Found in regions of the same hemispheres of commissural tracts o Corpus Callosum= Found above the ventricles. Divides the top part of the brain from the bottom part  Basal Nuclei o Masses of cerebral gray matter o Buried deep and lateral to the thalamus o Involved in motor control  Limbic System o Important center of emotion and learning o Forms a ring of structures around the thalamus and corpus callosum o Most medications work on the limbic system 5


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