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Cerebellum and Arbor Vitae

The cerebellum is located at the posterior end of the brain and is associated with motor control, balance and coordination.  It is only loosely attached to the cerebrum, and dissections of the brain reveal that removing the dura mater often result in the accidental removal of the cerebellum. …

Brain – Optic Chiasma

On the ventral side of the sheep’s brain, several nerves and structures are visible after the careful removal of the dura mater.   The image below shows the brain with the dura intact and the eye socket attached.  The blue reflective surface of the sheep tapetum can be …

Brains with Dura Mater

These brains are shipped with the dura mater intact.   Students carefully remove the dura to expose the soft tissue of the cerebrum underneath.