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Corpus Callosum

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Corpus Callosum

Corpus Callosum

Credit: Gray's Anatomy

Corpus Callosum:

The corpus callosum is a thick band of nerve fibers that divides the cerebrum into left and right hemispheres. It connects the left and right sides of the brain allowing for communication between both hemispheres. The corpus callosum transfers motor, sensory, and cognitive information between the brain hemispheres.

Function:

The corpus callosum is involved in several functions of the body including:
  • Communication Between Brain Hemispheres
  • Eye Movement
  • Maintaining the Balance of Arousal and Attention
  • Tactile Localization

Location:

Directionally, the corpus callosum is located underneath the cerebrum at the center of the brain.

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