Brain Anatomy: Internal and Ventral Structures | Cerego

I created another neuroanatomy set today on Cerego:

Brain Anatomy: Internal and Ventral Structures | Cerego.

And here’s a neuroanatomy series I curated:


Have fun playing!


5 thoughts on “Brain Anatomy: Internal and Ventral Structures | Cerego

  1. First of all, what a wonderful resource. Your flashcard sets are incredibly helpful. It must have taken many hours to put together to say nothing of the massive amounts of work it must have taken to build/sector the image file sets. I spent a few hours on Thursday trying to put something together for the deep brain structures and gave up when I realized I’d be spending the rest of the week just on image building. (I’m assuming it gets quite a bit faster with more experience)

    That being said, I’m a bit confused on a couple of your cranial nerve flashcards.

    XII Hypoglossal Nerve Lateral View -> The red highlighted area doesn’t lead me to tie it to the medial side of the inferior olive.
    XI Spinal Accessory Nerve Lateral View -> The branching is hard to follow, and its easy to get confused between it and the hypoglossal nerve.

    I’m not sure how to improve things… the lateral view is a tricky. (Then again, one week ago, I was completely clueless on the brainstem, so perhaps it will make more sense in time).

    Thanks once again


    1. Thanks for the feedback! I have some different lateral view ones I’m planning to add that should be more clear, but it might be a few days.

      The ones in the set right now are a transparent dorsolateral view, rather than a strict lateral view. So thinking about it that way might help with differentiating the medial from the lateral nerves.

      I’ll have a look and see if I can move the olive to change the perspective a bit.

      The way I tell the difference between XI and XII in this view is that XI is lower (since it is running back from the spine).

      I hope that helps. The new images should also be a lot better 🙂


  2. Those are really awesome too. I like how you bring in multiple dimensions and slices into the mix. I almost to the point that I could run over to http://radiopaedia.org/ and understand the specific areas they are talking about automatically.

    Prior to your cerego sets, I held a really dim view of flashcards. Ie, I felt they were for pre-med students to cram and purge with… they could get the A’s they needed, but they had about nil for retention a year later… thus bringing forth a huge industry in the MCAT and related arena. Alas, flash cards combined with spaced repetition appears to add a whole other carrot to the ballgame. I’m sold on it enough that I’m going to commit a 6-12 months worth of time to find out if it holds true or not.

    Ie, I want to take medi-neuro next time it cycles through… and if cerego works as I expect, the workload should be much much less when I do. Its going to be an interesting experiment.


    1. Thanks! Before I ran into Cerego, I hadn’t used flashcards in ages — and even then, I’d only found them useful for studying vocab and declensions in second languages. I have a few sets in my Cerego “stack” that I first started learning back in November for an anatomy course on EdX. Now I get prompted to review them every few weeks, just often enough to make sure I haven’t forgotten them. Without them, I doubt I’d have retained the same depth of detail from that anatomy course.

      The only problem I’ve discovered is that it’s hard to split a set into smaller sets once you’ve created it. Hence the internal and ventral structures getting a little unwieldy as a I progressed through the tutorials. If I’d planned better, I would have separated the ventricular system into its own set, at the very least. Hopefully in the future they’ll make it easier to migrate cards in and out of sets.

      But other than that I love it from both the user and creator side!


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