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Hindbrain:  Brainstem, Medulla, Pons, Reticular Activating System and Cerebellum

Hindbrain: Brainstem, Medulla, Pons, Reticular Activating System and Cerebellum

Author: Laura Riness
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This lesson will identify, describe and explain the structures of the hindbrain.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Cerebellum

    The structure at the back of the brain, behind medulla and pons that helps to control movement and to regulate coordination and balance.

  • Reticular Activating System (RAS)

    A system that heightens other areas of the cerebral cortex and keeps a person awake and alert.

  • Reticular Formation (RF)

    A network of neurons inside the medulla related to attention and alertness.

  • Pons

    The area just above the medulla and pons that transfers information between medulla and brain, as well as the rest of the brain structures.

  • Medulla Oblongata

    The area directly connected to the spinal cord; related to reflexive, involuntary body processes important to living.

  • Brainstem

    Structures of the brain at the center or core of the brain, connected directly to the spinal cord; also referred to as the hindbrain (cerebellum, pons, medulla oblongata).