Large Glass Head and Brain Ventricle

Video Topic : A Visualization of a large, glass head in three-quarter view. The head contains a brain that also appears somewhat warped. This is the brain of a savant who's ventricles are much larger than an average human's, allowing him different brain functions such as the ability to calculate math problems faster than a computer. When the camera is slightly behind the profile, the brain begins to fade away revealing the enlarged lateral and fourth ventricles shown in white. Also seen are the cerebellum and limbic system. As the camera reaches a posterior view, the head fades away and the ventricles follow it. The camera rotates over the volume to display the anatomy of the cerebellum, limbic system, and spinal cord.

Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid

A series of interconnected, fluid-filled cavities are found within the brain. These cavities are the ventricles of the brain, and the fluid is cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).


Cerebral Ventricles

Four CSF-filled (see CEREBROSPINAL FLUID) cavities within the cerebral hemispheres (LATERAL VENTRICLES), in the midline (THIRD VENTRICLE) and within the PONS and MEDULLA OBLONGATA (FOURTH VENTRICLE).

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