CN VII - Facial Nerve

The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve, or simply cranial nerve VII. It emerges from the brainstem between the pons and the medulla, controls the muscles of facial expression, and functions in the conveyance of taste sensations from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue and oral cavity.



Simulation Type

Condition, Using interactive animation

Gender Specific

No, Common for both genders

Condition Simulated


     Crease the forehead (Normal/unilateral/bilateral)

     Closing  of eyes (Normal/unilateral/bilateral)

     Puff out cheeks (Normal/unilateral/bilateral)

     Reveal teeth (Normal/unilateral/bilateral)


     Select the test to be performed from the dropdown box.

     Observe the patient's response.

     The inference will be shown in the inference box.