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Regions of the Brain

Title says it all.

Forebrain Largest brain region, consists of corpus callosum and cerebral cortex.
Corpus callosum Thick band of axons connecting the two hemispheres of the cerebral cortex.
Cerebral cortex Divided into two hemispheres and responsible for sophisticated mental functions.
Midbrain Contains structures involved in processing visual and auditory information.
Hindbrain Region at base of brain that connects the brain to the spinal cord. Consists of pons, medulla, reticular formation, and cerebellum.
Pons Helps coordinate movements on left and right sides of body.
Cerebellum Coordinates movement, balance, and posture.
Reticular formation Helps regulate attention and alertness.
Medulla Controls breathing, heart beat, and other vital life functions.
Neurogenesis The development of new neurons
Created by: darkmatter92