Essentials of brain anatomy
There are three ways we can
section the brain: the coronal,
horizontal and sagittal planes.
Under the scalp and cranium, we
find the three maters (Latin:
The brain is symmetrical about
the midsagittal plane.
Its left and right hemispheres are
often assigned logical and
creative functions respectively,
but this is a sweeping
generalisation and must be
treated with caution.
The brain has four lobes.
It can be drawn facing either
towards the right (here)...
...or towards the left (here).
The brain can be divided into the
cerebrum (Latin: brain) and the
cerebellum (Latin: little brain).
The cerebellum, which is usually
obvious, is at the back.
The brain contains several
ventricles which store
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).