Title: Textbook of Anatomy Head, Neck, and Brain. Volume 3

Author(s): Vishram Singh

Publisher: Elsevier India

Year: 2014

Pages: 460


The head is the globular cranial end of the body, which contains brain and special sense organs, viz. eyes for vision, ears for hearing and equilibrium, nose for smell, and tongue for taste. It also provides openings for the respiratory and digestive systems. Structurally and developmentally, the head is divided into two parts: cranium and face.

The cranium (also known as braincase) contains the brain. The face possesses openings of eyes, nose, and mouth. A little description of comparative anatomy makes the distinction between the size of cranium and face easier to understand.