What are the Cranial Nerves?

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Human EyeBy Ashly Westrick, Research Manager

This past Tuesday, June 17, 2013, we posted a blog about a new study from New York University that will investigate the use of eye tracking technology to assess patients with hydrocephalus. Eye tracking technology utilizes the movements of the eyes to assess the function of the cranial nerves. In hydrocephalus, cranial nerves can be damaged due to intracranial pressure. The researchers hypothesize that analyzing the movement of the eyes could be used to detect hydrocephalus. This research utilizes the cranial nerves but what are the cranial nerves and which specifically help control the eyes? (more…)