Superior view of the brain revealing the visual pathway and superior sagittal sinus. Electrical nerve impulses travel from the eyes to the occipital lobe in the back of the brain via millions of nerves fibers that make up the visual pathway.
cranial nerve #5: Trigeminal nerve! it is the largest/thickest of the cranial nerves. It is both a sensory and a motor nerve. It provides sensory information to face (touch, pain and temperature) and muscles of mastication. For motor, it provides the chewing motion and the temporals (elevation of mandible).
I got a question recently about how to remember the different branches of cranial nerve #5, the trigeminal nerve (shown at right). I thought I'd share my response here for any others interested. It's a beast of a nerve and no doubt gives most medical students headaches. I do, however, think memory palaces work really well for this type of thing. Let's get into it!