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Brain model in 8 parts on a stand

Brain model in 8 parts on a stand

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Compared to the other brain models in our range, this model has a lifelike surface, which both appears relatively glossy and with tiny blood vessels in the furrows between the brain convolutions. It can be separated into 8 parts, and you can therefore easily see the internal structures of the brain. It is an inexpensive alternative to our brain models in higher price ranges.

The model is cast in very hard and robust plastic. Unlike many of our other brain models, which are molded in hollow and flexible plastic, this model's material cannot be pinched or moved a bit. Some would argue that this makes it less pleasant to touch and work with when it needs to be taken apart and studied. Others will think that it has no meaning.

The 8 parts are held together via small and discreet magnets. Different areas of the brain appear in different shades, and below you can read more about the anatomical details such as the limbic system. The model is slightly smaller than the brain of an adult person. The dimensions are 11 x 12 x 15 cm. The weight is 700 grams and it comes on a white removable stand which is also very robust.

Important anatomical structures are numbered on the model. With the purchase, an overview with naming is included, cf. the mentioned numberings. The nomenclature is only prepared in English.

NB: The numbering and naming are indicative. Therefore, be critical in your use, as figures for an anatomical structure may, for example, be located on the border of another structure.

Anatomical features

Anatomically, the model shows the human brain, which can generally be divided into the cerebrum (cerebrum), the cerebellum (cerebellum) and the brain stem (truncus encephali).

These 3 structures are clearly separated via different color tones, and the difference between gray and white matter can be clearly seen on this model.

In the cerebrum (telencephalon and diencephalon), the lobes of the brain, as well as the thalamus and hypothalamus (and the pituitary gland) are primarily seen

In the cerebellum, the vermis cerebelli and the cerebellar hemispheres (hemisperium cerebelli) are seen

In the brainstem you can see its 3 parts (the midbrain, the pons and the medulla oblongata) as well as the apparent origin of the cranial nerves (also called the cranial nerves)

Other structures such as the brain stem, fornix, ventricular system and the first 2 cranial nerves (the olfactory and optic nerves) are also seen, which do not originate from the brainstem

The pictures on the left show how the model can be separated into 8 parts. This makes it possible to study the internal structures of the brain, and several of these are seen in 3 dimensions.

The limbic system

Many of our customers ask about the limbic system in connection with the purchase of brain models. Hence this description.

The limbic system includes various anatomical structures in the central nervous system (CNS), and is primarily responsible for emotional functions such as anxiety, aggressiveness, mood, memory and social adaptability. Clinically, it is therefore often related to psychiatric disorders.

The limbic system includes, among other things amygdala, hippocampus, gyrus parahippocampalis, hypothalamus, fornix, corpus mammillare, the prefrontal cerebral cortex and the monoaminergic systems of the brainstem. The list is quite a bit longer - especially because numerous fiber connections connect the limbic structures. Many customers ask in particular about the amygdala and hippocampus (which is why they are mentioned first in this section).

NB: In this brain model, the hippocampus can be seen as well as some of the other limbic structures such as the fornix - but not the amygdala.

The amygdala is involved in anxiety and emotional coloring of sensory impressions. It lies as an almond-shaped nucleus IN FRONT of the hippocampus in the anterior pole of the temporal lobe (amygdala and hippocampus are therefore separate).

The hippocampus is involved in memory. It lies as an irregular twisted structure in the medial part of the temporal lobe.

Along with the amygdala, the hippocampus lies IN FRONT of the hippocampus (roughly speaking further forward "towards the forehead"), both of these structures can only be seen on a brain model if the model includes at least 2 frontal/coronal sections through the temporal lobe - or if the brain model is partially transparent (frontal/coronal cut roughly corresponds to the cut direction "from ear to ear").

We have not yet seen a brain model that shows 2 cuts through the temporal lobe, so that both the amygdala and the hippocampus are seen. In our range, on the other hand, we have a partially see-through brain model in the highest price range, which shows both structures.

All brain models in our range can be separated into different parts. All models (both with and without educational colors) that can be separated into 4 or more parts show the hippocampus. On almost all of these models, the hippocampus is also numbered and named on an overview that can be downloaded from the product descriptions of the brain models. This also applies to this brain model.

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Clinical features

Clinically, the model can be used to understand lesions and disorders in specific areas of the brain. Examples are epilepsy, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, lesions involving cranial nerves and sclerosis (multiple sclerosis).

Although the brain's blood supply is not visible on the model, it can also be used to understand apoplexy (stroke).

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For 19 years I have been at the head of eAnatomi and sold anatomical models and posters to 'almost' everyone who has anything to do with anatomy in Denmark and abroad. When you shop at eAnatomi, you shop with me and I personally guarantee a safe deal.

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Owner and founder of eAnatomi ApS

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