Picture and outline of what the 12 Cranial Nerves look like and their function


There are twelve (12) Cranial Nerves which lie in pairs on either side of the Brain (one set each on the Left and one on the Right). They extend from the Brain and Brain Stem and exit the Skull through specific channels to serve their various functions as outlined in Figure 10. Each is responsible for specific functions.

These highly specialized Nerves lie along the Skull Base (a designated portion of the Bone of the Skull). Skull Base Tumors often involve these Nerves which then places their function at risk. Several of these Cranial Nerves are involved in some unique medical conditions for which there is effective surgical treatment.

Very cool diagram. I remember learning all that stuff for Anatomy & Physiology. :)

Thanks for sharing!
Katrina W.