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Why do we dissect sheep brains rather than human brains?
The human brain has more contours than a sheep's brain because the human brain has a larger surface area and the more sulci and gyri will allow the brain to increase in surface area. … The sheep cerebellum was much smaller than the human cerebellum.
Why is a sheep brain used to study human anatomy?
The sheep brain and the cow eye are used in the study of human anatomy because they are structurally similar to that of a human specimen. They are useful in understanding the human brain and eye.
Will the dura mater be visible on your sheep brain?
The sheep brain is enclosed in a tough outer covering called the dura mater. You can still see some structures on the brain before you remove the dura mater. Take special note of the pituitary gland and the optic chiasma. … The infundibulum (pituitary stalk) is now visible in the center.
What are the functions of the frontal lobe in a sheep?
The temporal lobe is the section of the cerebrum below this line. The frontal lobe also plays a part in smell, plus dealing with motor function. The parietal lobe handles all the sensory info except for vision, hearing, and smell. The thalamus is a 'relay station' for sensory information.