Dentaltown - The trigeminal nerve, a.k.a. the fifth cranial nerve, or simply CN V, is responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing. It has 3 major branches: 1. V1 - ophthalmic nerve 2. V2 - maxillary nerve 3. V3 - mandibular nerve
Superior view of the brain revealing the visual pathway and superior sagittal sinus. Electrical nerve impulses travel from the eyes to the occipital lobe in the back of the brain via millions of nerves fibers that make up the visual pathway.