Monday, January 15, 2024

Cranial nerves are.. 12 nerves

Cranial nerves are:

  • A- 12 nerves
  • B- 14
  • C- 10
  • D- 16.

The correct answer is: A) 12 nerves

There are indeed 12 pairs of cranial nerves in the human body. Each pair emerges directly from the brain and controls different functions in the head and neck, including:

- Sensory nerves:

Olfactory (smell), optic (vision), oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal (touch and pain), facial, vestibulocochlear (hearing and balance), and glossopharyngeal (taste).

- Motor nerves:

Abducens, facial (motor functions of the face), and accessory (motor control of the neck and shoulders).

Therefore, option a is the accurate representation of the number of cranial nerves. The other options (b, c, and d) are incorrect.