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Cranial Nerves (review chart) 
For more information, See LINKS at bottom of Chart
CNN  Name Foramina Function Comment
1 Olfactory Cribiform Plate Special Sense: Smell
2 Optic Optic Canal Special Sense: Sight
3 Oculomotor ** Superior Orbital Fissure Motor: Rectus mm. of eye - except lateral
4 Trochlear Superior Orbital Fissure Motor: Sup Oblique
5 Trigeminal V1: Sup Orb Fissure

V2: Rotundum

V3: Ovale

Mixed
  • Sensory
    • Face
  • Motor
    • Mastication
    • Tensor tympani
    • Tensor palati
6 Abducens Superior Orbital Fissure Motor: Lateral rectus muscle
7 Facial Internal Auditory Mixed
  • Motor Face
    • Muscles from 2nd branchial arch
    • Lacrimal
    • Nasal glands
  • Sensory Taste (ant 2/3 of tongue)
8 VestibuloCochlear Internal Auditory Special Sense:
  • Auditory
    • Cochlear
  • Balance
    • Vestibular (sup/inf divisions)
9 Glossopharyngeal Jugular foramen Mixed
  • Sensory
    • Carotid body/sinus
    • Taste (bitter)
    • Pain - middle ear
  • Motor:
    • Stylopharngeus
    • Parotid gland
10 Vagus Jugular foramen Mixed
  • Sensory
    • Aortic arch/body
    • Taste (epiglottis)
  • Motor
    • vocalis, swallowing, bronchoconstriction
    • peristalsis, bradycardia, vomiting
11 Spinal Accessory Jugular foramen Motor: Trapezius, sternocleidomastoid
12 Hypoglossal Hypoglossal Canal Motor: Tongue
Cranial Nerve LINKS:
** Tim Biega's CNN Pages
** Eye Motion Simulator
(Requires Shockwave)

 
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