Where is occiput in human body?
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Then, what is the purpose of the occipital bone?
Skull Bone Protecting the Brain The occipital bone is the trapezoid-shaped bone a the lower-back of the cranium (skull). The occipital bone is the only cranial bone to connect to the cervical spine. It has many important functions, but its most important role is in protecting your brain.
Beside above, what muscles attach to the occipital bone? To it is attached, the splenius capitis muscle, the trapezius muscle and the occipitalis. From the external occipital protuberance a ridge or crest, the external occipital crest also called the median nuchal line, often faintly marked, descends to the foramen magnum, and affords attachment to the nuchal ligament.
Also asked, what is the back of your skull called?
What is an Inion bump?
Finding a bump on the head is very common. Some lumps or bumps occur on the skin, under the skin, or on the bone. In addition, each human skull has a natural bump on the back of the head. This bump, called an inion, marks the bottom of the skull where it attaches to the neck muscle.