Human Brain: Directions, cross-sections and divisions

Based on Carlson Fig. 3.2, p. 66.

Fig. 1: Left lateral view of the brain and spinal cord.
Anterior to posterior: Front to back
Superior or dorsal: Top
Inferior or ventral: Bottom


Fig. 2: Typical cross-sections through the brain and spinal cord.


Fig. 3: Typical cross-sections with directions labeled.


Fig. 4: Typical cross-sections with the three divisions (as discussed in lecture) labeled.