12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions
12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

by Craig Canby, PhD

Can you name all 12 cranial nerves? Where they are the located and how do they work?

In this course, you will find the perfect USMLE exam preparation of the cranial nerves. Prof. Craig Canby will teach you all of them in detail:

  1. Olfactory Nerve
  2. Optic Nerve
  3. Oculomotor Nerve
  4. Trochlear Nerve
  5. Trigeminal Nerve
  6. Abducent Nerve
  7. Facial Nerve
  8. Vestibulocochlear Nerve
  9. Glossopharyngeal Nerve
  10. Vagus Nerve
  11. Accessory Nerve
  12. Hypoglossal Nerve

Quiz questions and topic reviews will help you to prepare for your USMLE exam. Start now!

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 0:44 h
  • Quiz questions 31
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is Professor of Anatomy at Des Moines University in Iowa. He studied Biology and Chemistry at the Iowa Wesleyan College and later got his Ph.D. in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
Canby has received many awards and honors for his work including the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the Award Hancher Finkbine Medallion.
His research is especially focused on anatomical variations and technology-enabled student learning.

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Neuro is not that bad!
By Santiago R. on 15. November 2017 for Cranial Nerve IV: Trochlear Nerve

I find verything related to the brain and nerves to be very difficult to understand, but Dr. Canby makes it easy to get and this makes the whole learning process far more enjoyable. I don't know if it's just me but when I really like the lessons and the teacher, its much easier for me to pay attention and keep on listening.

By Vasil M. on 03. November 2017 for Cranial Nerve XII: Hypoglossal Nerve

Great Lecture! Very knowledgeable professor and nice visuals. Thank You!

By Maria K. on 22. October 2017 for 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Very comprehensible lectures! Thank you so much! Now I know the cranial nerves!

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By yuro y. on 19. October 2017 for 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Consider adding more information and content to the video especially in the clinical section

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