Cochlear nerve - Definition
It is one of the two branches of the cranial nerve located in higher vertebrates, known as the vestibulocochlear nerve.
It is also known by the following names:
Cochlear nerve - Function
This nerve transports messages directly to the brain from the cochlea of the inner ear. It provides humans with the sensation of hearing. It mainly helps gather information, particularly auditory sensations, from the environment and sends it to the brain to be processed.
Cochlear nerve - Pictures
The following images show the location and appearance of this nerve.
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