The cerebral peduncle is made of a mass of nerve fibers, and there is one peduncle on each side of the brain. The term ‘cerebral’ means it is related to the brain.
The brain peduncles they are brain casts made up entirely of nerves. Each human brain has two cerebral peduncles that are joined by an interpeduncular fossa. The cerebral peduncles are located in the upper region of the brainstem, just above the annular pons.
Cerebral penduncle. Many other nerve bundles also connect to the pons. Cerebral peduncles help transport nerve impulses from the higher part of the brain (cortex) and the brain stem, or lower part of the brain, to other areas of the central nervous system.