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 0:43 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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Very useful video
By Maria Gracia S. on 10. May 2017 for Overview of the Cranial Nerves I—VI and Their Functional Components

I choosed this rating because it explains the topic very well, and I also like the clarification of the functions of a nerve.

By Shirley E. on 18. April 2017 for Cranial Nerve IV: Trochlear Nerve

The information is sound but he's boring, He does not make the material interesting. I find it hard to pay attention or not fall asleep during his lectures and therefore i do not do well with the quizzes.

very thorough......good pace of presentation
By Jesse R. on 14. July 2016 for 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

I enjoyed this presentation quite a bit. I feel like the information will be well remembered thanks to the excellent delivery.