A new learning approach for identifying cortical brain areas around the central sulcus using the name of Allah
- Department of Neurosurgery, Avicenne Military Hospital, Marrakech,
- Mohammed V University, Rabat,
- School of Science and Engineering, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco.
School of Science and Engineering, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco.
DOI:10.25259/SNI_554_2019Copyright: © 2019 Surgical Neurology International This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
How to cite this article: Akhaddar A, Akhaddar H. A new learning approach for identifying cortical brain areas around the central sulcus using the name of Allah. Surg Neurol Int 13-Dec-2019;10:244
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To the Editor,
Normal brain cortex is very convoluted due to the development of a large cerebral surface area confined within the intracranial space. This cerebral curved surface consists of grooves named sulci and raised ridges between the grooves called gyri or convolutions.[
Nevertheless, teaching neuroanatomy to students is particularly challenging. This is in part attributed to the complexity of the brain and to the students’ inability to apply their knowledge of basic sciences to clinical situations (neurophobia).[
Here, we describe a new way to facilitate identification and memorization of some of the most important/critical cortical brain areas, for example, around the central sulcus.
If we contemplate the shape of the convolutions on the external surface of the left cerebral hemisphere (the dominant hemisphere in the right-hand man), we find that they form the Arabic name of “Allah” (الله) around the central sulcus (Rolandic fissure) area.
As shown in
This new learning approach was successfully implemented in a small group of young medical students; the feedback was positive. For future work, we plan to apply this new simple method for a larger number of medical students studying neuroanatomy.
Opinions among readers of this paper will surely vary, but we hope that this modest contribution will at least stimulate further scholarly and scientific supports to this fascinating topic.
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