The Neurocranium

  • This encases and protects the brain and brainstem
  • This is made up by 8 bones (2 of which are paired)
    • Joined by sutures
Lateral view of the bones of the neurocranium. These are highlighted and labelled. For a 3D reconstruction, see this wikipedia link 
  • The neurocranium contains the auditory ossicles
    • Vibrating bones in ear within temporal bone


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