2-Minute Neuroscience: The Ventricles

In this video, I cover the ventricles. I discuss the function of the ventricles, which involves production and distribution of cerebrospinal fluid; I also briefly explain the functions of cerebrospinal fluid. I describe the structure of the ventricles, including descriptions of the lateral, third, and fourth ventricles, as well as the means by which the ventricles are connected to one another: the interventricular foramen and cerebral aqueduct. Finally, I mention hydrocephalus, a condition that occurs when cerebrospinal fluid levels in the ventricles get too high.