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Encyclopedia > Cranial nerve zero

The terminal nerve, or cranial nerve zero, was discovered by German scientist Gustav Fritsch in 1878.[1] It is a thin nerve that enters the brain just a little bit ahead of all the other nerves and has endings in the nasal cavity.

In fact, due to it being in the nose with the Olfactory nerve, it has been overlooked for years. Unlike it's neighboring nerve, it is not connected to the olfactory bulb where smells are analyzed. The olfactory nerve is the first of twelve cranial nerves. ...

Instead, the nerve fibers are sent to brain regions that concerning sexual reproduction, the medial and lateral septal nuclei and preoptic areas. This indicates that perhaps it analyzes pheromones. Fanning honeybee exposes Nasonov gland (white-at tip of abdomen) releasing pheromone to entice swarm into an empty hive A pheromone is any chemical produced by a living organism that transmits a message to other members of the same species. ...


  1. ^ R. Douglas Fields, Sex and the Secret Nerve, February/March 2007; Scientific American Mind



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