USMLE Step 1 Neuroanatomy Review 25 11 Cerebral Cortex

USMLE Step 1 Neuroanatomy Review 25 11 Cerebral Cortex


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Begin 25 11 Cerebral Cortex Transcription

Now we’re going to discuss the cerebral cortex. Please refer to figure 3.1.

How many main lobes are contained in each cerebral hemisphere?

  • Each cerebral hemisphere contains four main lobes.

Student doctor, what are these four main lobes? Refer to figure 3.1.

  • The frontal lobe, the temporal lobe, the parietal lobe, and the occipital lobe.

What system is included by some neuroanatomists as a fifth lobe?

  • The limbic system.

What is the general term for the type of structure that separates lobes, such as the frontal lobe separated from the parietal lobe?

  • This would be a fissure.

What is the name of the fissure which separates the frontal lobe from the parietal lobe?

  • This is called the central sulcus, the older name for it, the fissure of Rolando.

What fissure separates the temporal lobe from the frontal lobe?

  • This is the lateral sulcus, the older name for this, the fissure of Sylvius.

Student doctor, what fissure separates the occipital lobe from the parietal lobe?

  • This is an imaginary line running down the parietooccipital sulcus.


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