Cerebral Cortex
Cerebral Cortex

Cerebral Cortex

by Craig Canby, PhD

There are three main divisions of the brain: the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brain stem. The cerebrum can be further subdivided into two hemispheres, which are the cortex (or gray matter), and the white matter. It can be subdivided into the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes. Dysfunction of the cerebral cortex can arise from a number of causes, including but not limited to trauma, autoimmune diseases, tumors, and cerebrovascular accidents. Clinical findings for each cause depend on which lobe is affected. An understanding of the anatomical location and function of the cerebral cortex and its subcompartments will aid in localization of neurologic pathology in the future.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:35 h
  • Quiz questions 23
  • Concept Pages 2


Your Educators of course Cerebral Cortex

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is a Professor of Anatomy and the Associate Dean for Academic Curriculum and Medical Programs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Iowa, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
For his achievements in teaching and research, he received various awards such as the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the prestigious Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Canby teaches courses on Anatomy.

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By Musab A. on 02. October 2022 for Cerebral Cortex

I feel that I can continue in medical school, He prepare like the Light at the end of the tunnel!

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By Tolulope A. on 21. February 2022 for Cerebral Cortex

Very nice presentation of the concept with such efficient & proficient delivery

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By Rowland U. on 29. October 2021 for Cerebral Cortex

It has been but pure, clear and Concise..the way Dr Canby goes about to illustrate the slides especially for the fact that this aspect of the human anatomy is very complex to understand.. I have already recommended a lot of my friends to lecturio and they were all glad I did.

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By Gulbanu S. on 21. September 2021 for Cerebral Cortex

Hello Dear Doctor Canby. Brilliant explanation . And the demonstration is outstanding thanks for your time and effort !!! It is very important topic as well as we need to know a lot about brain in order to treat correctly and precisely rest of the body . I think 12 CN are given really well as well as cerebral cortex . I Interested in more about spinal fluid and how to improve content of the spinal fluid as we know it does give all the necessary nutrients to the brain . Some people have sudden seizures I wandered if possible to predict by taking and analysing their spinal fluid content! To avoid patient from seizure ! As every seizure gives really hard time to a patient and consequences are negatively affect to the brain cells of the individual . So better prophylaxis than cure. And I believe there is more effective ways to treat brain disease by knowing the pathogenesis of brain disorders . Many thanks for the great course about cerebral cortex. Kind regards, Dr. Gulbanu Akimgaliyevna.