Brain Essay

610 WordsNov 26, 20133 Pages
Sheep Brain Dissection Kendal Blank Calvin Rhodes Austin Demski Elaine Pan Stacey Shanken Take pictures of the structures you identify. Your lab report should include identification of at least 10 different parts of the brain. When you are finished, you can look up the size and morphology of bovine, dolphin and human brains online. Find at least 3 sheep brain structures you can compare to the other species and write about their similarities and differences. Cerebrum This is the largest section of the brain and is associated with higher brain functions such as thoughts and actions. Lateral ventricle Protects the brain from trauma and provides pathway for the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid. Cerebellum (Sagittal Section) Cerebellum is a region in the hindbrain. It has a cauliflower-like appearance. It is responsible for balance, motor coordination, and muscle tone. Meninges The membranes that envelopes the brain. Leads to the back of the Eye Connects the eye to the brain. Pituitary Gland An endocrine gland that triggers other endocrine glands through secreting hormones. A slice of the Cerebellum (microscoped) Cerebellum is a region in the hindbrain. It has a cauliflower-like appearance. It is responsible for balance, motor coordination, and muscle tone. Sagittal Section sheep brain Sagittal Section shows more internal structures of the brain. Olfactory Bulb This region of the forebrain is responsible for deciphering odors. The dolphin brain The sheep brain The Dolphin brain is substantially larger than the sheep brain. The dolphin brain is effectively two brains that receive separate blood supplies. Each eye of the dolphin is controlled by a separate side so when it sleeps it can still keep one eye open and be alert and not drown. Sheep brains are elongated, and the brain stem is directed outward towards

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