Jeff B. Pelz
Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Rochester Institue of Technology
Midsaggital Slice (MRI)
This midsaggital view is a slice between my right and left cerebral hemispheres, and shows the complex folds in the cortex. The corpus callosum (the major connection between the left and right hemispheres) is visible near the center of the image. The midbrain, pons, and medulla lead down to the spinal cord leading away from the brain. The primitive cerebellum, responsible for initiating and coordinating motor movements, is seen to the right of the medulla and pons. It is possible to identify the frontal, parietal, and occipital lobes in the midsaggital view. The temporal lobes lie at the sides of the brain, and are not visible in this view.
Last updated 8/30/96