by Craig Canby, PhD

How well do you know the anatomical components of the diencephalon? Can you describe the functions of the hypothalamus?

Prof. Craig Canby and Lecturio provide you with all the knowledge you need to know about the diencephalon in order to pass your USMLE Step 1 exams and more! Learn about:

  • The thalamus
  • The reticular activating system
  • The components and functions of the hypothalamus, epithalamus, and subthalamus

Quiz questions help you to prepare for your exams. Topic reviews will deepen your insight about the interbrain.

Course Details

  • Videos 5
  • Duration 0:24 h
  • Quiz questions 17
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course Diencephalon

 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.

User reviews

3,5 of 5 stars
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1  Star
Not so good
By João Vitor S. on 20. October 2018 for Diencephalon

The lecturer is mostly reading the slides. The qbank could also be implemented with explanations about the alternatives.

es excelenete!
By Paola M. on 25. April 2018 for Hypothalamus: Components and Functions

Es un excelente profesor ya que es muy específico en la antomía, me gusta el sentido en el que va mencionando cada parte del organo y la función que cumple asi como sus patología so anomalias en cuestiones anormales

Good lectures
By Fabio C. on 01. February 2018 for Diencephalon

The descriptions where clear and comprehensive even to a non native english speaker like my self.

So frustrating to listen to this lecture!
By Mumingjiang M. on 04. December 2017 for Diencephalon

The instructor is poorly prepared. Anyone can read off of a slide. Didn't even make an effort to find better pictures of structures that are covered. And by the way: hypothesis and hypophysis are completely different things.