The facial nerve, or the seventh cranial nerve has both sensory and motor functions. For sensory, it is involved with taste on the anterior 2/3 portion of the tongue. For motor, is controls facial expressions, as well as tear, nasal, and palatine glands.
Art:In the human nervous system, 12 pairs of cranial nerves connect the sense organs and muscles of the head and neck region directly to the brain. Some cranial nerves are sensory, some are motor, and some are mixed, containing both sensory and motor fibers.