Description of the twelve cranial nerves, mnemonics for the cranial nerves, and a summary table of the cranial nerves.
There are twelve cranial nerves attached to the brain and pass through various foramina in the skull. The first two attach to the forebrain, the rest to the brain stem. The Vagus nerve (X) extends into the abdomen. These nerves are numbered from one to twelve (I-XII) in a rostral to caudral direction. Various mnemonics are us