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However, there are some electrical synapses, the ionic flow is unidirectional, just like a diode, and such synapse is called rectifying junction. Glial Cells As what we have mentioned above, Schwann cells are special cases of glial cells, which are also called neuroglia. As a matter of fact, the nervous system is composed of glial cells and neurons. Although people think that the neuron is both the structural and the functional unit of the nervous system, there are much more glial cells in the nervous system (ten times of the neurons or even more).
11) Ventricle Ventricles are cavities filling with transparent cerebrospinal fluid within the brain. It can be divided into four connected compartments as shown in Fig. 12. There is a lateral ventricle within each hemisphere, both of them underlie the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes. In the middle, there is the third ventricle, surrounded by thalamus. The cerebrospinal fluid is generated in the lateral ventricles, it flows through the third ventricle, the cerebral aqueduct, and then into the forth ventricle just in front of the cerebellum and dorsal to the brainstem.
1 Gross Anatomy of Nervous Systems Fig. 4 (continued) 21 22 2 Neurobiological Basis Underlying Neural Information Processing Cingulate gyrus Thalamus Fornix Hypothalamus Olfactory bulb Amygdala Mammillary body Hippocampus Fig. 5 The limbic system, thalamus, olfactory bulb, fornix, and mammillary body (Reproduced with permission from Wagner H and Silber K (2004) Physiological Psychology. BIOS Scientific Publisher. 216 Fig. 1) Fig. 6 Insula and auditory cortex deep in the lateral sulcus. The figure is taken from a left cerebral hemisphere after the inferior most frontal and parietal cortex, the operculum, has been removed (Reproduced with permission from Jacobson S and Marcus EM (2011) Neuroanatomy for the Neuroscientist (2nd Edition).