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A Sagittal View: Right Down the Middle!

The picture above shows the mid-sagittal view of a human, monkey, and cat brain. Essentially we have cut straight down the middle of the brains, separating them two halves. Can you visualize that? If you need a reminder of directional terminology, click here.

Human Sagittal View Monkey Sagittal View Cat Sagittal View Rat Sagittal View Frog Sagittal View
Human
Monkey
Cat
Rat
Frog

Now you have the option of slicing each individual brain again. The blue lines represent where we can slice- either in the forebrain or the hindbrain. You may choose whichever brain you're most interested in by clicking on the picture or on one of the buttons below.

Let's slice the human brain

Let's slice the monkey brain

Let's slice the cat brain

Let's slice the rat brain

Let's slice the frog brain

Huh? Can we start over?




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