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The Brainstem

The Brainstem

Author: Nathan Lampson
Description:

This lesson will examine the structure and function of the the brain stem.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Medulla Oblongata

    A structure found in the brainstem that controls behaviors we do not think consciously about such as breathing, heartbeat and some reflexes.

  • Pons

    A structure found in the brainstem that regulates breathing and is connected to the midbrain.

  • Midbrain

    A structure found in the brainstem that relays sensory information to the forebrain.