Localising of nervus terminalis (cranial nerve 0) in human cadavers.

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Elzbieta Czernichowska : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2018

This project aims to examine cranial nerve 0, a nerve of the brain that has been under-investigated, yet has been implicated in regulating sexual and reproductive behaviour in mammals. The human body has twelve defined pairs of cranial nerves, with very specific functions. However, cranial nerve 0 has been poorly examined in the literature in humans, and could be linked to sensing pheromones. By examining the brains, dura and skull of human body donors, via our body donation programme, we aim to establish the presence (or otherwise) of this nerve. This will be carried out by dissection and histological examination.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Dr Paul Rea
School of Life Sciences