Cerebral hemispheres (overview)

The brain can be divided into left and right cerebral hemispheres.

Each cerebral hemisphere is divided into six sections, called “lobes”: frontal lobe, parietal lobe, temporal and occipital lobe; plus two other that are not visible from outside: Insula and limbic lobe.

To locate these different lobes of the brain, a 3D reconstruction was made​ from a MRI exam of the head. The skull was removed using scissors provided by software (image processing).

Image 1. Brain, anterior view. 1, Frontal lobe (right side). 2, Superior sagittal sinus. 3, Frontal lobe (left side).
  • Image 1. Brain, anterior view. 1, Frontal lobe (right side). 2, Superior sagittal sinus. 3, Frontal lobe (left side).

  • Image 2. Brain, right lateral view. 1, Frontal lobe (Right side). 2, Parietal lobe. 3, Occipital lobe. 4, Cerebellum. 5, Temporal lobe.

  • Image 3. Brain, posterior view. 1, Cerebellar hemisphere (right side). 2, Parietal lobe (right side). 3, Superior sagittal sinus. 4, Occipital lobe. 5, Transverse sinus. 6, Cerebellar hemisphere (left side).

  • Image 4 of 4. Brain, superior view. 1, Frontal lobe (right side). 2, Parietal lobe (right side). 3, Parietal lobe (left side). 4, Superior sagittal sinus. 5, Frontal lobe (left side).

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